Violence At Lee County Prison Kills 7 Inmates

posted by Gary Barboza - 

(Lee County, SC)  --  Seven inmates are dead after a violent outbreak at the Lee County Correctional Intitution.  

The state's Department of Corrections says fighting between inmates at the Bishopville prison went on for nearly eight hours before order was restored shortly early this morning.  

Corrections officials say 17 inmates were taken to hospitals, all correctional officers have been accounted and are not among those injured or killed.

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