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Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison

16 April 2018

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says seven inmates have died following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution.

Logan said he just finished identifying all the dead Monday and is working to notify relatives.

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.

At least seven inmates were killed and 17 injured when a prison melee broke out at a SC prison, officials said. Nikki Haley in 2013 to lead the state prison agency.

Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the deaths after state police helped secure Lee Correctional Institution in the early hours of this morning. Physicians were not able to stop the combating defend the jail until approximately 2:55 % on Monday.

Seven inmates were killed and 17 injured following an incident at Lee Correctional Sunday night. Some local media reported the local coroner had been called.

Last month, inmates reportedly overpowered an officer for more than an hour and took control of one side of a housing unit.

Lee Correctional Institution, which is reported to have capacity to hold almost 1,800 inmates, is a maximum security facility built in 1993 to house violent offenders and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems.

Inmates Killed in 'Incident' at South Caroling Prison