3 officers, 4 inmates injured in Lee County prison fight

LEE COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Three corrections officers and four inmates were stabbed during a fight at the Lee Correctional Institution Monday morning, CBS affiliate WLTX reported.

The news report states the prison is currently on lockdown, but prison officials maintain there is no threat to the public.

According to WLTX, three officers were transported to the Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw with "serious injuries," but they "are not considered live-threatening."

The four inmates were also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, WLTX reported. Prison officials told WLTX the inmates were injured in an altercation with other inmates before officers broke up the fight.

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