Video shows SC prison attack shot on contraband cell phone
The undated video was shot at Turbeville Correctional Establishment and exhibits two males attacking one other inmate. Whereas the assault is occurring, the individual capturing the video briefly narrates the incident. (Supply: WIS Viewer/Fb)
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A spokesperson with the South Carolina Division of Corrections has confirmed that a video that is circulating on social media is from inside one of many state’s correctional amenities.
The undated video was shot at Turbeville Correctional Establishment and exhibits two males attacking one other inmate. Whereas the assault is occurring, the individual capturing the video briefly narrates the incident.
A press release from SCDC Communications Director Jeffrey Taillon says, “that video was filmed by an inmate on an unlawful contraband cellphone at Turbeville Correctional Establishment. This incident stays underneath investigation.”
Within the video, one of many males seems to be stabbing the inmate within the again, whereas the opposite is throwing punches. The inmate who was attacked fell from the second story balcony to the widespread space under in an try to flee.
Cell telephones have been a gentle drawback for SCDC in current months, and have captured multiple incident of inmates contained in the jail partitions.
One video that surfaced on Fb earlier this yr confirmed an inmate joking with others and flashing a knife.
Whereas some consider that contraband like cell telephones is the largest problem in South Carolina prisons, others consider it’s the lack of staffing.
Former South Carolina Division of Corrections psychologist Fordyce Mason informed WIS in June that low pay for workers to the various job vacancies on the company. The division stories there are at present 915 safety positions open out of three,893 safety positions throughout the state.
“These officers are being uncovered to a number of the most troublesome and harmful and manipulative individuals in South Carolina. We now have staff who do essential issues for South Carolina. They must be honored and revered with correct pay,” Mason stated in June.
And for recruitment, SCDC confirmed final week that they’ll start recruiting certified staff from Puerto Rico.
“The Puerto Rico unemployment fee on Sept.15, 2017, was 10.1 %. That is the second highest unemployment fee in america,” Taillon stated in an e-mail on Nov. eight. “With the devastation sustained within the current months on account of Hurricane Maria, the company determined to do our half to assist by actively recruiting and…