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SC sends 48 'problematic' inmates to private-prison in Mississippi
By thestate.com- John Monk
Published: 07/10/2018


The S.C. Department of Corrections has transferred 48 inmates to a privately operated maximum security prison in Mississippi.

The transfer, confirmed by the prisons system Monday, involved inmates considered "problematic," meaning they posed potential dangers to other inmates. The move was made "to help improve the safety and security of our institutions," spokesman Jeffrey Taillon said.

The transfer comes two months after a deadly April riot at Lee Correctional Institution where seven inmates were killed — the highest death toll at an U.S. prison in 25 years.

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