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first_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Tumblr Next PostCommunity Members Remember Lives Lost During Holocaust COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3 a.m. Monday.Taillon said no officers were wounded after multiple inmate fights broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. He said 17 of the injured required medical attention outside the prison.The South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted that it involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units.Lee County Fire/Rescue said ambulances from multiple jurisdictions lined up outside to tend to the wounded. The local coroner’s office also responded.The maximum-security facility in Bishopville houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders. Two officers were stabbed there in a 2015 fight. One inmate killed another in February.These deaths at Lee are the most in any South Carolina prison in recent years. Four inmates were killed by a pair of prisoners in the state’s Kirkland Correctional Institution last year. Twitter Previous PostMarlinton Residents In Pocahontas County Asked To Evacuatecenter_img National NewsNewsWatchTop Stories 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting By Tyler BarkerApr 16, 2018, 08:10 am 503 0 Mail Home NewsWatch National News 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting Linkedin Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more