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south carolina prison riot: at least 7 inmates dead at lee correctional institution

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south carolina prison riot: at least 7 inmates dead at lee correctional institution

razor wire protects a perimeter of the lee correctional institution in bishopville, s.c. (sean rayford/ap)at least seven inmates are dead and 17 people are injured after hours-long rioting at a maximum-security prison in south carolina, according to the state’s corrections authorities.several fights broke out among inmates in three housing units at the lee correctional institution around 7:15 p.m. sunday, and it took authorities more than 7½ hours, until 2:55 a.m. monday, to secure the prison, officials said.no officers or staff members were harmed, the corrections department added.officials have yet to release the names of those killed and injured. the lee county coroner told the associated press that most of the dead appeared to have been killed by stabbing or slashing.emergency crew...