columbia, s.c. — a south carolina prisons spokesman says seven inmates are dead and 17 others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison.prisons spokesman jeff taillon announced the grim outcome after state law enforcement division agents helped secure lee correctional institution around 3 a.m. monday.taillon said multiple inmate fights that broke out at 7:15 p.m. sunday.taillon said no officers were wounded.the maximum-security facility in bishopville houses about 1,500 inmates, some of south carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders. two officers were stabbed in a 2015 fight. one inmate killed another in february.