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Seven Dead After Prison Riots in South Carolina

April 17, 2018: Seven inmates were killed and 17 more injured in a series of fights that broke out at a maximum security prison in South Carolina on Sunday night. Lee Correctional Institution, which houses 1,500 male inmates, has a history of violence; its former warden calls it the most dangerous prison in South Carolina. Corrections officers declined to intervene in the brawl for four hours from the start of the incident. The Takeaway looks at the state of prison violence in America. Plus, we report on the shortage of opioids that is driving hospitals to find an alternative for patients; how photographs of victims of war often fall into familiar tropes; and one of the largest ever recalls of eggs in the United States.

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