Seven inmates killed in SC prison violence

Elias Hubbard
April 16, 2018

The fight started Sunday night at 7:15 p.m. ET and wasn't contained until 2:55 a.m. ET Monday morning, a prison spokesman added.

One of South Carolina's most risky prisons has been secured after state police were called out to a disturbance.

The incident at Lee Correctional Institution resulted in seven inmate deaths and 17 other inmates requiring medical attention, the S.C. Department of Corrections announced early Monday morning.

Lee County Fire/Rescue said ambulances from at least seven jurisdictions lined up outside the prison to tend to the wounded.

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

The maximum-security facility houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina's most violent and longest-serving offenders. One inmate killed another during a fight in February.

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