Inmates Dead in SC After Massive Prison Brawl

7 inmates dead 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

Lee Correctional Institution is a Level 3 facility - meaning it's high security and holds violent offenders who are serving long sentences, as well as those with behavioral problems, the Department of Corrections says.

Lee County Coroner Larry Logan told The Associated Press that he arrived to a chaotic scene of fights everywhere at Lee Correctional Institution.

South Carolina's governor is expressing support for his state prisons chief following riots at a maximum-security prison that killed seven inmates.

The S.C. Department of Corrections said on Twitter around the same time that an incident involving "multiple inmate on inmate altercations" in three housing units at the prison began around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. "They don't have guns", Logan said by phone as he went to a Florence hospital to finish identifying the dead. Physicians were not able to stop the combating defend the jail until approximately 2:55 % on Monday.

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Lee County Fire & Rescue says multiple agencies were called into assist with the "mass-casualty incident" at the prison.

In February, an inmate was killed by another inmate in a fight.

An hours-long prison brawl in SC has left seven inmates dead, reports WRDW.

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