Inmates Dead in SC After Massive Prison Brawl

7 inmates dead, 17 hurt in South Carolina prison fight

Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in SC.

About 17 inmates required outside medical attention but no officers were wounded.

The department said the riot erupted yesterday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina and was brought under control at 2.55am local time today.

Lee County Fire and Rescue a sent crews to assist in the "mass causality incident", the agency said in a Facebook post. The local coroner's office also responded.

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Lee Correctional is a maximum security facility - 55 miles east of Columbia - housing over 1,000 of South Carolina's most violent offenders.

Two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight by two inmates that left one of them dead.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police have been called to one of South Carolina's most unsafe prisons.

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