Deadliest Prison Riot in Quarter Century Said to Be Gang Dispute Over Money and Territory
9 days ago - By Slate
An hours-long deadly fight between inmates at a maximum-security prison in South Carolina was the result of a gang war fought over territory and money that was fueled by the use of cell phones thrown over the fence or smuggled inside, prison officials said at press conference Monday. The violent altercation at the Lee Correctional Institution, which erupted Sunday evening and raged for seven hours, claimed seven lives and injured 17 more in what is the deadliest prisoner riot in the U.S. in 25 years. No prison employees or law-enforcement were injured.
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7 Inmates Dead, 17 Others Injured After Fighting At South Carolina Prison
9 days ago - By NPR
Authorities in South Carolina are investigating what happened at a maximum security prison overnight. Seven inmates died and 17 others were injured while fighting. The skirmishes lasted for hours.
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