Bodies ‘stacked’ during hours-long series of knife fights in South Carolina prison

Seven inmates were killed and 17 others injured in a series of fights at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina on Sunday night and Monday morning.
Prisoners armed with makeshift knives battled for nearly eight hours overnight, and prohibited cellphones reportedly added to the riot. In the aftermath, South Carolina authorities called on the US government to change federal law and allow them to jam prisoners’ cell phone signals.
South Carolina prisons chief Bryan Stirling said, “These folks are fighting over real money and real territory while they’re incarcerated.
An inmate speaking to The Associated Press via cellphone on Monday said that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.” He described the fight, saying, “I just saw three dead on the sidewalk outside of my unit. One guy is still alive and breathing, but just barely.”
Following the attack, the prisoner told the AP that “The CO’s (corrections officers) never even attempted

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