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Sunday, January 4, 2009

SC- Inmate stabbed to death at Lee Correctional

1-4-2009 South Carolina:

An inmate was stabbed to death Sunday morning at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, the S.C. Department of Corrections said.

About 11:15 a.m., Lenmont Jones, 29, was stabbed by another inmate inside a dormitory at the maximum-security institution. He transported to a hospital, then pronounced dead about 12:15 p.m., said Josh Gelinas, spokesman for the Department of Corrections.

Inmates are being kept in their cells as the investigation continues. The State Law Enforcement Division also is investigating.

SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said investigators are not sure who stabbed Jones.

Jones, 29, started serving a 20-year sentence for criminal sexual conduct with a minor Feb. 14. He was convicted in Richland County.

This is the second violent incident in the state prison in the past week. ..News Source.. by JASON WERMERS, Item Staff Writer

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