Seven inmates were killed after riots broke out Sunday at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, home to some of South Carolina’s most violent inmates, prison authorities said Monday.

A further 17 inmates required outside medical attention, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Violence erupted at the maximum security prison just after 7 p.m. local time Sunday night, and lasted until almost 3 a.m. Monday.

State Law Enforcement Division officers were called...

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