Several inmates killed at SC prison after hours of fighting

Entrance to Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville South Carolina                        WLTX-TV

Several fights broke out among inmates in three separate housing units at the Lee Correctional Institution around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, and it took authorities until 2:55 a.m. Monday to secure the prison, corrections officials said.

Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in SC.

Seven inmates were killed and 17 injured following an incident at Lee Correctional Sunday night.

Hours of fighting among inmates inside a maximum security facility in SC has led to the deaths of seven prisoners and injuries of 17 others, state corrections officials said early Monday.

All prison staff and responding law enforcement were safe after the incident, the South Carolina Department of Corrections wrote.

The state's Corrections Department described the fights as "multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations".

Lee Correctional Institution, which opened in 1993, houses about 1,500 male inmates. No police officers or prison employees were injured, the department said. An inmate was killed during a fight in July 2017, another was stabbed to death in November, and a third was killed in February.

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