South Carolina prisons director says inmates killed each other in riot over territory, cellphones and money; 7 slainApril 16, 2018 6:11pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prisons director says inmates killed each other in riot over territory, cellphones and money; 7 slain.

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This shows the Lee Correctional Institution on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. Multiple inmates were killed and others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside the maximum security prison in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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