- A fight broke out involving more than two dozen inmates at a state prison on Wednesday afternoon.
Officials at the S.C. Department of Corrections said Wednesday that the fight happened around 4:30 p.m. The incident was contained to one wing of a dorm at Turbeville Correctional Institution in Clarendon County, said Sommer Sharpe, spokeswoman for the corrections department.
Though the inmates stopped fighting after a while, correctional officers did not enter the dorm until it could be secured safely, which is standard protocol.
The dorm was secured around 8:30 p.m., after a team entered the dorm. There was not a threat to public safety, Sharpe said. No corrections staffers have been reported as injured.
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Turbeville Correctional is a medium-security facility that primarily houses adult inmates who were convicted under the youthful offender act.