SC: Lee prison riots fuel a call for more funds

From the article: “Since April, inmates have taken over parts of the prison twice, capturing two outnumbered corrections officers and stabbing one. Wielding keys they made out of sawed-off parts of fiberglass shower stalls, inmates had slipped out of their dorms at night to pick up packages of drugs and cellphones that outsiders had thrown over the fences. Inmates used cellphones to coordinate the attacks on officers.”

Officials want to construct guard towers to keep watch for contraband being thrown over the fence, make repairs to facilities, and increase corrections’ officers salaries.

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