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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:24 AM

Seven inmates killed at South Carolina maximum security prison after hours of fighting

Source: NBC

Hours of fighting among inmates inside a maximum security facility in South Carolina has led to the deaths of seven prisoners and injuries of 17 others, state corrections officials said early Monday.

The fighting began at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville at 7:15 p.m. ET Sunday. The prison wasn't secured until almost 3 a.m., the South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted.

Authorities added that all prison staff and responding law enforcement were "safe and accounted for."

Lee County Fire and Rescue tweeted early Monday that it and several other EMS crews responded to a "mass casualty" situation.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seven-inmates-killed-south-carolina-maximum-security-prison-after-hours-n866216

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:34 AM

1. America is a lost nation.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:15 AM

2. Can't help but wonder if the guards let it happen intentionally

Been in jail once and seen a nasty fight that ended with one guy in the hospital, but it was over really fast as the guards intervened quickly. Either they're severely understaffed or just didn't care anymore to let it get that bad.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. This place has a history of inmate violence. See it's Wikipedia page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Correctional_Institution

Opened in 1993. Inmates took over parts of the prison in 2012 and 2013, now hours of uncontrolled inmate violence yesterday.

I think the facility probably has design issues the inmates can and do exploit, plus issues with the staff.

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