At least seven dead after 'mass casualty incident' at SC prison

At least seven dead after 'mass casualty incident' at SC prison

According to SC Department of Corrections Officials, the incident at Lee Correctional Institution resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and 7 inmates were killed.

State officials have pledged for years to make South Carolina's prisons, particularly Lee Correctional Institution, safer after a series of deadly fights.

The facility was secured at 2:55 a.m. ET Monday.

He said no officers were wounded. Mutual aid was received from Florence County EMS, Kershaw County EMS, Darlington County EMS, Lexington County EMS and Hartsville Rescue.

SLED and SCDC Police Services are investigating the incident. "The burden of this lies at the feet of the warden and the state of SC".


Three weeks ago, inmates overpowered a guard, holding him hostage and taking control of part of a dorm for about 90 minutes.

He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

Emergency services from several SC counties responded to the "mass casualty incident", Lee County Fire wrote in a tweet.

Photo Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C., is a maximum-security prison.

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