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Social media images and video appear to show the moments surrounding the deaths of seven inmates at Lee Correctional Institution.
The videos appear to be taken by an inmate with an illegal contraband cell phone, and News 19 cannot validate the authenticity of the videos or photos.
One of the videos on Facebook is taken through a window. The person taking the video says it is across the hall from where one of the attacks took place. It shows inmates carrying homemade weapons as they kick down a door.
The post goes on to show a person laying on the floor. The person taking the video says the dead body sat on the floor for hours before corrections officials were able to move it. Much of the video is too graphic for broadcast and shows blood spread across the floor of the prison dorm.
Several photos from the same Facebook user also show what he claims are the bodies of dead inmates. News 19 is not showing those images because of their graphic nature and out of sensitivity to the victims' families. The images appear to show the men on the ground dead after they were stabbed.
Lee Correctional Institution officials say staff in the dorm at the time got out of the situation and waited until they gathered a team of officers together that could go in safely. They say 12 officers were at the dorm at the time of the attack.