Seven inmates killed in SC prison violence

'Mass casualty incident' reported at SC maximum security prison

This shows the Lee Correctional Institution, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. Multiple inmates were killed and others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside the maximum security prison in SC.

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

A police vehicle sits outside the Lee Correctional Institution on April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C.

About 17 inmates required outside medical attention but no officers were wounded. Nikki Haley in 2013 to lead the state prison agency.

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However, they were met with stiff resistance from Manasi who was expecting. "However, she delivered in the auto ", Kumar said. The woman in her complaint told police that she had come in contact with her neighbour and they became friends a year ago.

They say the incident began around 7:15 pm Sunday and involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units.

South Carolina Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning. Physicians were not able to stop the combating defend the jail until approximately 2:55 % on Monday. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.

In 2015, two officers were stabbed in a fight. One inmate killed another in February this year.

The facility houses 1,500 inmates including some of South Carolina's most violent and longest serving offenders.

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