The federal prison in Edgefield is on lockdown and four inmates were sent to a hospital for treatment after a fight in the recreation yard. Officials say an inmate fight broke out Tuesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. The fight was contained quickly, and no staff members were injured in the fracas. Prison Public Information Director Wayne Smith declined to comment on the incident. In a written statement, Smith stated that the cause of the fight is unknown at this time and an investigation is underway.
The medium security facility houses more than 1,700 males.