Several inmates dead after incident at SC prison

Several inmates dead after incident at SC prison

Several inmates dead after incident at SC prison

Seven inmates have died and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison in sc.

At least seven people were killed after fights broke out at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C., late Sunday.

. No police officers or prison employees were injured, the department said.

According to tweets from the Department of Corrections, all staff and responding law enforcement are safe and accounted for.

Emergency services from several SC counties responded to the "mass casualty incident", Lee County Fire wrote in a tweet.

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Local fire and rescue officials said that they were responding to a "mass casualty incident" Monday morning at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, which serves as a state prison for men.

Lee County Sheriff's Office also responded to the incident.

State police were called to one of South Carolina's most risky prisons Sunday night.

Three weeks ago, inmates overpowered a guard, holding him hostage and taking control of part of a dorm for about 90 minutes. The state capital is home to the Kirkland Correctional Institution, where four inmates were fatally strangled a year ago.

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