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Sheriff: 1 dead after fight in Anson County prison

POLKTON (AP) — Officials say one inmate is dead and at least one was injured in a fight at an Anson County correctional center.

The N.C. Department of Public Safety say a fight broke out around 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lanesboro Correctional Institution, which is a high security prison in Polkton, about 45 miles southeast of Charlotte. It has 1,000 cells.

Spokeswoman Pamela Walker said prison managers have locked down the institution while the incident is investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation and the Anson County Sheriff’s Office.

The identity of the inmate was being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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