Inmates Killed, 17 Injured During Incident at Lee Correctional

The Lee Correctional Institution is a level 3 prison located in Bishopville, South Carolina. Seven inmates were killed there after fights broke out Sunday night.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Lee County Sheriff's Office are also responding.

Seven inmates were killed and 17 others were injured in a large riot that broke out Sunday night at a maximum-security prison in SC, the authorities said.

One of South Carolina's most risky prisons was secured early Monday after a "mass casualty incident" involving multiple inmates at several housing units, officials said.

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LEE COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- The South Carolina Department of Corrections confirms they are responding to the Lee Correctional Institution for an "ongoing incident". Police services from the corrections department and SLED are investigating the deadly fight.

Lee County Fire/Rescue said ambulances from multiple jurisdictions lined up outside to tend to the wounded.

The prison in Bishopville, S.C., about 60 miles northeast of Columbia, houses about 1,600 male inmates. He said 17 of the injured required medical attention outside the prison. 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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