Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Seven prisoner bodies lying on the floor with trails of blood aftermath of riot in South Carolina


The victimsThe victims - Cases of violence in prisons, not only happened in Indonesia. Recently, dispute in a prison was occured on Monday, April 16 2018. As the result, seven inmates killed in a South Carolina prison. All deaths were the result of stabbing injuries.

The death of seven inmates being the deadliest prison riot in US since 1993. The riot also wounded at least 17 people in an eight-hour long series of fights that spread through three dorms at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina.

Bryan Stirling, director of the state Department of Corrections said, forty-four guards were on duty at the 1,583-inmate prison when violence erupted Sunday evening. 

Stirling said that the fight centered on gang territory, contraband and cellphones in the jail. 

"For months, South Carolina officials have said that prisoners used smuggled cellphones to manage crimes outside the prisons. These folks are fighting over real money and real territory while they are incarcerated," he said.

The State newspaper showed video it said was taken by inmates with smuggled phones that depicted trails of blood and dead bodies in the prison. But Stirling declined to do so.  

The corpse were stacking up on each other and correctional officers didn't do anything to stop the violence or check on the injured.

The state has about 5,000 prison employees in 22 institutions, but 'security staff numbers continue to lag behind the authorized strength,' the department's fiscal 2017 Accountability Report said.

So, the case of staff shortages could have been a contributing factor in the riot.

The maximum-security facility in Bishopville, 55 miles east of Columbia, houses about 1,500 inmates. The prison has often been the site of violent incidents.  

The case of violence in prison also occured in 1993, when nine inmates and one officer died at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.




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