7 inmates dead in Prison Riot

April 16, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband.

Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

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