7 IN­MATES KILLED AS PRIS­ON­ERS FIGHT OVER MONEY, TER­RI­TORY

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— In­mates armed with home­made knives fought each other for about seven hours over ter­ri­tory and money, leav­ing seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quar­ter-cen­tury, of­fi­cials said Mon­day. An in­mate who wit­nessed the vi­o­lence told The As­so­ci­ated Press that bodies were “lit­er­ally stacked on top of each other.” At least 17 pris­on­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured at Lee Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tion, South Carolina pris­ons chief Bryan Stir­ling said. The first fight started in a dorm about 7:15 p.m. Sun­day and ap­peared to be con­tained be­fore sud­denly start­ing in two other dorms.

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