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SC Lede: Palmetto Spotlight - Deadly Prison Fights And Nikki Haley's Bite

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, April 23, 2018.
A.T. Shire/SC Public Radio

Last week saw two South Carolina news stories make local and national headlines.

First, a riot at the Lee Correction Institution maximum-security prison in central South Carolina left seven inmates dead and several others injured. The alleged gang fight was over territory and contraband, and was the deadliest prison riot in 25 years.

Second, former South Carolina governor and current United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the United States would be rolling out new sanctions against Russian companies which support Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Trump administration later contradicted this announcement.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, reporter for The Post and Courier, to discuss these stories.

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