South Carolina Prisons
Are Prisons well kept in South Carolina?
How are convicts treated in Prisons within South Carolina?
Who oversees the penal code for South Carolina Prisons?
7 inmates are dead and 17 injured after hours of fighting at a maximum security prison in South Carolina, officials say. Seven inmates are dead and 17 injured after fighting at the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in Bishopville, S.C., the South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted Monday. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure the prison around 3 a.m. ET Monday. Taillon said multiple inmate fights broke out at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. No officers were wounded. Ref. USAToday.
A fatal prison riot in South Carolina this month is indicative of a nationwide surge in prison violence, but the state's prison system is nevertheless drawing scrutiny for being among the cheapest in the nation for taxpayers and the deadliest for inmates. Ref. USAToday.