Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Inmates Killed, 17 Injured in South Carolina Prison Riot

Inmates Killed, 17 Injured in South Carolina Prison Riot Inmates Killed, 17 Injured in South Carolina Prison Riot
Melinda Barton | 16 April, 2018, 18:18

No police officers or jail employees were injured, the section mentioned. Nikki Haley in 2013 to lead the state prison agency.

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.

They say the incident resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and seven inmates were killed.

South Carolina's governor is expressing support for his state prisons chief following riots at a maximum-security prison that killed seven inmates.

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.

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

In February, inmate Robert Odell Brown was killed by another inmate at Lee Correctional Institution.

The maximum-security lockup in Bishopville houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina's most violent and longest-serving offenders.

An hours-long prison brawl in SC has left seven inmates dead, reports WRDW.