Понедельник, 23 Апреля, 2018

Inmates Killed, 17 Injured During Incident at Lee Correctional

'Ongoing incident' reported at dangerous South Carolina prison 'Mass casualty incident' reported at SC maximum security prison
Sammy Stanley | 16 Апреля, 2018, 18:20

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

Deadly prison riots have been relatively rare in the United States, despite some notable exceptions.

State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure the Lee Correctional Institution about 3AM Monday local time (5PM AEST) after the fights began at 7:15 PM Sunday (9.15AM Monday AEST) prison spokesman Jeff Taillon said.

One of South Carolina's most unsafe prisons has been secured after state police were called out to a disturbance.

"The incident involved multiple inmates on inmate altercations in three housing units", the department said.

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South Carolina Department of Corrections did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning. He said 17 inmates required medical attention outside the prison.

A police vehicle sits outside the Lee Correctional Institution on April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.

Seven inmates were killed in prison fights at Lee Correctional Institution.

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The facility houses 1,500 inmates including some of South Carolina's most violent and longest serving offenders. One inmate killed another during a fight in February.

The 250 inmates taken to the hospital after assaults the past two years were almost double the rate from the two years before, the newspaper reported.

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