7 Inmates Killed, 17 Injured After Fighting Breaks Out At South Carolina Prison

By Tyler Durden

Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured after fighting broke out between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina, the fourth deadly incident at the facility in the past year.

Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3 a.m. Monday. According to Taillon no officers were wounded after multiple inmate fights broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. He said 17 of the injured required medical attention outside the prison.

The incident at Lee CI resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and 7 inmates were killed.

ā€” SC Dept. Corrections (@SCDCNews) April 16, 2018

The facility was secured at 2:55 a.m. ET Monday. No other details were given about what led to the fights.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted that it involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units.

Lee Correctional Institution was secured at 2:55 AM following an incident which started at 7:15 PM. The incident involved multiple inmate on inmate altercations in three housing units.

ā€” SC Dept. Corrections (@SCDCNews) April 16, 2018

Lee County Fire/Rescue said ambulances from multiple jurisdictions lined up outside to tend …read more

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