Inmates Killed, 17 More Injured, in South Carolina Prison Violence

18 April, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Clint Gray
  • BREAKING: 'INCIDENT' at MAXIMUM security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina

The state Department of Corrections also identified the inmates as Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott, and Cornelius Quantral McClary.

Though most of the autopsies have yet to be performed, it appears that numerous prisoners died from stabbing or slashing wounds from "shanks", Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections has released the identity of the seven inmates killed following an incident at Lee Correctional, Sunday evening.

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In the Department of Corrections September accountability report, officials said the state agency is working on the analysis, recruiting and retention of officers.

Several fights broke out among inmates in three separate housing units at the Lee Correctional Institution around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, and it took authorities until 2:55 a.m. Monday to secure the prison, corrections officials said.

Despite those efforts, some numbers are unrelenting. The prison capacity is 1,272 according to the SCDC website.

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"There's nothing here for us to do", the inmate said.

The latest report, issued in December, found that prisons still need to "increase clinical staffing ratios", so inmates have better access to mental health care. One inmate killed another in February. They're trying to say it's about contraband, it's not about contraband, it's about territory - it's about rival gang members going at each other.

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