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Inmate killed during attack at Lee Correctional Institution

28-year-old was assaulted by other inmates in living unit at prison

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — A 28-year-old inmate at Lee Correctional Institution has died after being assaulted by fellow inmates.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) reports Travis Antwan Lee was attacked on Wednesday, November 18 in his dorm at the facility in Bishopville, about an hour east of Columbia. Lee was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

No other details are available at this time.

Lee Correctional Institution is also the location where seven inmates were killed during a riot on April 15, 2018 -- the deadliest riot in US history in 25 years.

SCDC Police Services and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating.

Lee was currently serving an 18-year sentence for attempted murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy.