Dangerous South Carolina prison secured after 'mass casualty incident,' officials say

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

At least seven inmates are dead and 17 other people are injured after hours-long rioting at a maximum-security prison in SC, according to the state's corrections department.

Taillon said no officers were wounded after multiple inmate fights broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Seven inmates were killed and 17 more were injured during a "mass casualty incident" at a maximum security prison in SC.

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The state's Corrections Department described the fights as "multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations". No police officers or prison employees were injured, the department said. It is in Bishopville, S.C., about 40 miles east of Columbia, the capital.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Lee County Sheriff's Office are also responding. He said 17 of the injured required medical attention outside the prison.

No further details, including the names of the inmates killed in the mass brawl or the extent of the other's injuries, have been released yet.

Another inmate was killed during a fight at the facility in February, with two officers stabbed during a fight that broke out in Lee Correctional in 2015.

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