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Several South Carolina prison guards and workers have been indicted by a federal grand jury over smuggling contraband such as cell phones, tobacco, and drugs to inmates, The Post and Courier reports. The move follows a riot last week at the maximum-security prison Lee Correctional Institute that was "all about territory, all about contraband," in the words of South Carolina prisons chief Bryan Stirling. Seven people were killed in the fight, and 22 others injured.
"These people are fighting about real money and real territory when they are incarcerated," Stirling said, adding that the incident was sparked in part over cell phones, which can allow gangs to continue to conduct criminal activity while incarcerated, CBS News reports.