Inmate Found Dead at Lee Correctional Institution

LEE COUNTY, SC (WLTX) - An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution was found dead in a single cell on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the S.C. Department of Corrections says the man was found unresponsive. Lee County coroner Larry Logan says an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry County. 

Logan confirmed  the death is under investigation..

Lee Correctional Institution is a level 3 maximum security prison for men located in Bishopville. 

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