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12:00 AM, April 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2018

South Carolina: Deadly prison riot exposes staffing shortage

A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest US prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system.

Forty-four guards were on duty overseeing 1,583 inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, when the violence broke out, and it took eight hours to put an end to the riot early on Monday.

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