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Email the author Email the author. Razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. (Sean Rayford/AP file). At least seven inmates are dead and 17 other people are injured after hours-long rioting at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina, according to the state’s corrections department . Several fights broke out among inmates in three separate housing units at the Lee Correctional Institution around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, and it took authorities until 2:55 a.m. Monday to secure the prison, corrections officials said. No officers or staff members were among those killed or harmed, the department added. Of South Carolina’s nine all-male, maximum-secu... Full story

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