COLUMBIA, South Carolina — A South Carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3 a.m.

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  • 7 Inmates Dead, 17 Others Injured After Fighting At South Carolina Prison
    Authorities in South Carolina are investigating what happened at a maximum security prison overnight. Seven inmates died and 17 others were injured while fighting. The skirmishes lasted for hours. ARI ...
    04/16/2018 - 9:23 am | View Link
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    BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — Gangs fighting over territory most likely triggered seven hours of violence that left seven people dead and 17 injured at a maximum security ... department's police service unit ...
    04/16/2018 - 5:17 am | View Link
  • Seven inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting
    COLUMBIA: 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 ...
    04/16/2018 - 2:01 am | View Link
  • 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting
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    04/16/2018 - 12:54 am | View Link
  • 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — An eruption of bloody violence at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina left seven inmates dead and at least 17 others seriously injured, authorities said Monday. Inmates fought ...
    04/16/2018 - 12:40 am | View Link
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    03/16/2019 - 8:18 pm | View Website
  • Friday Reports
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