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7 inmates killed, 17 others injured in SC prison brawl

7 inmates killed, 17 others injured in SC prison brawl”

A SC prison spokesman reported Monday morning that seven inmates are dead and 17 others were injured after a brawl broke out inside Lee Correctional Institution.

Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said the prison was secured at around 3am on Monday after multiple fights broke out between inmates at 7.15pm on Sunday.

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

Earlier, state police were called to attend an "ongoing situation" at the the prison.

SC state police have been called to an "ongoing situation" at one of the state's most unsafe prisons.

Lee County Fire and Rescue said in a Facebook post Monday morning that it assisted with the incident at Lee Correctional Institution.

Two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight by two inmates that left one of them dead. One inmate killed another in February.



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