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40 inmates fight at Lee prison

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina prison officials say about 40 inmates were involved in a fight at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.

The Item of Sumter reported the fight started Saturday after contraband items were thrown over the fence.

Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsome says officials are still working to determine exactly what was thrown over the fence.

There was no immediate word on injuries or arrests.

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