Seven killed, 17 injured in SC prison riot

Seven killed, 17 injured in SC prison riot

"They don't have guns", Logan said by phone as he went to a Florence hospital to finish identifying the dead.

South Carolina's governor is expressing support for his state prisons chief following riots at a maximum-security prison that killed seven inmates. Four inmates were killed by a pair of prisoners in the state's Kirkland Correctional Institution past year.

State law enforcement is responding to a situation at Lee Correctional Institution Sunday night.

South Carolina Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning.

No officers or staff members were among those killed or harmed, the corrections department added.

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"The incident involved multiple inmates on inmate altercations in three housing units", the department said. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.

An hours-long prison brawl in SC has left seven inmates dead, reports WRDW.

Several emergency crews responded to the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville where seven inmates were killed.

Image: Some inmates had to be taken out of the facility for medical treatment.

The maximum-security facility in Bishopville houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina's most violent and longest-serving offenders.

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