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Lee Correctional prison riot: Seven inmates killed in incident identified in 'mass casualty incident'

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The state Department of Corrections also identified the inmates as Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott, and Cornelius Quantral McClary. (Source: SCDC) The state Department of Corrections also identified the inmates as Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott, and Cornelius Quantral McClary. (Source: SCDC)
An "inmate on inmate altercation" ended with seven dead and 17 injured at Lee Correctional Institution. (Source: Twitter) An "inmate on inmate altercation" ended with seven dead and 17 injured at Lee Correctional Institution. (Source: Twitter)
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  • Who are the seven inmates killed at Lee Correctional Institution?

    Who are the seven inmates killed at Lee Correctional Institution?

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:22:13 GMT
    Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)
    Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)

    South Carolina Department of Corrections officials identified the seven men who were killed in a "mass casualty incident" at Lee Correctional Institution on Sunday night.

    South Carolina Department of Corrections officials identified the seven men who were killed in a "mass casualty incident" at Lee Correctional Institution on Sunday night.

  • Residents of sleepy Bishopville respond after seven killed at Lee Correctional

    Residents of sleepy Bishopville respond after seven killed at Lee Correctional

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:33:20 GMT
    Outside of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses over 1,200 of the state's most violent inmates. (Source: WIS)Outside of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses over 1,200 of the state's most violent inmates. (Source: WIS)

    Outside the sleepy, almost one-stop light town of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses 1,266 of the state's most violent offenders.

    Outside the sleepy, almost one-stop light town of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses 1,266 of the state's most violent offenders.

  • 10 inmates dead in 9 months: What's going on at Lee Correctional Institution?

    10 inmates dead in 9 months: What's going on at Lee Correctional Institution?

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:32:03 GMT
    Lee Correctional Institution has had inmate troubles as of late. (Source: WIS)Lee Correctional Institution has had inmate troubles as of late. (Source: WIS)

    Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville has dealt with at least 10 inmate deaths since August of last year with the bulk coming just Sunday night after seven inmates were killed in an "inmate on inmate" altercation.

    Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville has dealt with at least 10 inmate deaths since August of last year with the bulk coming just Sunday night after seven inmates were killed in an "inmate on inmate" altercation.

  • 'Territory, contraband, cell phones' behind SC prison 'mass casualty incident' that left 7 dead

    'Territory, contraband, cell phones' behind SC prison 'mass casualty incident' that left 7 dead

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:30:48 GMT
    Gov. Henry McMaster will hold a 1:30 p.m. news conference after seven inmates were killed and another 17 were treated following multiple "inmate on inmate altercations" Sunday night at Lee Correctional Institution. (Source: SCDC)Gov. Henry McMaster will hold a 1:30 p.m. news conference after seven inmates were killed and another 17 were treated following multiple "inmate on inmate altercations" Sunday night at Lee Correctional Institution. (Source: SCDC)

    The director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections said Sunday's prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution that killed seven inmates and left 17 others injured was about territory, contraband, and cell phones within the facility.

    The director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections said Sunday's prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution that killed seven inmates and left 17 others injured was about territory, contraband, and cell phones within the facility.

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Seven inmates were killed and another 17 were treated following multiple "inmate on inmate altercations" Sunday night at Lee Correctional Institution. 

The state Department of Corrections also identified the inmates as Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott, and Cornelius Quantral McClary.

According to DOC, multiple crews responded to an incident at the prison Sunday night.

According to SCDC, the prison was secured at 2:55 a.m. following the incident which started at 7:15 p.m. The incident happened across three housing units, SCDC says.

Lee County Sheriff's Office also responded to the incident.


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All SCDC staff and responding law enforcement officers are safe and accounted for. SCDC Police Services and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating. 

As of April 16 at midnight, the SCDC website accounts for 1,266 inmates at Lee Correctional Institution. The prison capacity is 1,272 according to the SCDC website. The prison, which opened in 1993, is a level 3 facility in Bishopville, SC. 

Lee Correctional Institution has had inmate issues in the past. 

Back on March 23, several inmates overpowered a corrections officer, held him hostage, and took control of a dorm for over an hour. No inmates were injured. 

Several inmates at the facility have been killed over the last several months. In February 2018, Robert Odell Brown was killed following a fight between inmates. In November 2017, Larry Rainey was found dead due to several stab wounds. In August 2017, Herbert Causey was found unresponsive with a stab wound to his arm. The Lee County Coroner's Office said he bled to death.

A former corrections officer was also almost killed after he says an inmate at Lee Correctional placed a hit on him using a contraband cellphone.

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    Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)
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