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7 inmates DEAD, 17 injured overnight in ‘mass casualty incident’ at SC maximum security prison that took all night to bring under control

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At least seven inmates dead killed in a night of violence inside a South Carolina maximum security prison
17 more inmates were also injured after fights broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in Lee County at 7:15pm Sunday night
Prison authorities took eight hours to bring the mayhem at the Lee County jail facility under control
The prison was secured around 3am Monday morning
No reported injuries to staff members in the ‘mass casualty’ incident 

South Carolina Max sec prison 3.jpgSeven inmates were killed during fights that lasted more than seven hours at a South Carolina prison Sunday night and into early Monday, according to officials.
17 more inmates were injured after fights broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina at 7:15pm.
The prison was secured around 3am Monday morning. No staff members were killed or injured in the ‘mass casualty’ incident. The maximum-security facility in Bishopville houses about 1600 inmates, some of South Carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders. The prison has a turbulent recent history. Two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight. One inmate killed another in February.

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