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Prison riot in South Carolina leaves 7 inmates dead, 17 injured

Prison riot in South Carolina leaves 7 inmates dead, 17 injured

Officials with the department of corrections say the fighting began at 7:15 p.m.

At the Bishopville prison where the seven were killed, one inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February.

"How else are you going to die in prison?"

Fights among inmates erupted Sunday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina and was brought under control at 2:55 am on Monday.

The SCDC says no staff members or officers were injured.

Additional details stating the cause of the fight have yet to be released. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.




SC state police have been called to an "ongoing situation" at one of the state's most risky prisons.

"If everybody has an uprising, you are always going to be understaffed", Logan said.

South Carolina Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning.

The facility houses 1,500 inmates including some of South Carolina's most violent and longest serving offenders.

Two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight by two inmates that left one of them dead. Nikki Haley in 2013 to lead the state prison agency.


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