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Dead, At Least 17 Wounded In Hours-Long Fights At SC Prison

Dead, At Least 17 Wounded In Hours-Long Fights At SC Prison

No officers or staff members were among those killed or harmed, the corrections department added. Nikki Haley in 2013 to lead the state prison agency.

Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said State Law Enforcement Division agents were required to help secure Lee Correctional Institution at 3am local time on Monday (8am in the UK).

After a four day standoff with inmates holding 42 hostages, NY state police moved in to retake the prison on orders of governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Twelve inmates were killed by other prisoners in SC in 2017, according to public documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Steve Bailey, who writes columns for The Post and Courier of Charleston.




Fights among inmates erupted Sunday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina and was brought under control at 2:55 am on Monday.

At the Bishopville prison where the seven were killed, one inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February.

Some local media outlets reported the local coroner had been called to the scene.

The prison houses about 1,600 male inmates, the majority of them in general housing rather than more restricted housing, according to state records.


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