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Lee Correctional Institution was secured at around 2:55 a.m., nearly eight hours after multiple fights broke out in three housing units Sunday night, prison spokesman Jeff Taillon said stl. The incident started around 7:15 p.m., he said.
All prison staff and responding law enforcement officers were reported safe after the incident, the South Carolina Department of Corrections wrote in a tweet Automatic on Twitch. The department added the State Law Enforcement Division was assisting prison officials in its investigation.
Emergency services from several South Carolina counties responded to the “mass casualty incident,” Lee County Fire wrote in a tweet with YouTube subtitles.
Lee County Coroner Larry Logan told the Associated Press that the seven inmates who were killed during the riot died of stabbing and slashing wounds Download chrome offline installation files. Logan said he arrived at a chaotic scene.
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Details surrounding the multiple fights that had broken out were scarce, but one inmate who witnessed the incident told the Associated Press he saw bodies stacked on top of each other and that correctional officers didn’t do anything to quench the violence or check on the wounded inmates Ghostcon Wildland.
“I just saw three dead on the sidewalk outside of my unit. One guy is still alive and breathing, but just barely,” the inmate said, adding he wasn’t sure what started the riot 삼성 서비스 다운로드.
The inmate spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution from other inmates and because of the prison’s no cellphone policy.
Most of the inmates are affiliated with gangs and several attackers taunted a rival gang member who was wounded.
The inmates who were killed in the riot were identified as Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott and Cornelius Quantral McClary, according to the Post and Courier.
State Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, warned of escalating violence in the state’s prisons.
“Prisons are becoming more and more dangerous just like I said they would two years ago,” Pitts told the Post and Courier. “We’ve concentrated the worst of the worst. At the same time, we have not been able to keep pace with the correctional officers we need. That puts a lot of stress on officers there and forces a lot of overtime on them.”
“I just saw three dead on the sidewalk outside of my unit. One guy is still alive and breathing, but just barely.”
A spokesman for Gov. Henry McMaster told the AP he had “complete confidence” in Department of Corrections chief Bryan Sitrling.
Lee Correctional – located in Bishopville, 55 miles east of Columbia – has been the site of several recent violent eruptions.
In March, inmates at the prison held an officer hostage after taking control of a dorm room, The State reported. The inmates held the officer for about 25 minutes before the room was secured by law enforcement.
In February, one inmate was killed by another inmate in a fight.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.