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SCDC says some 'problematic inmates' have been moved to a private prison in Mississippi

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More than 40 problematic inmates in South Carolina state prisons have been transferred to a prison in Mississippi, according to Dexter Lee with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) Communications Office.

Lee released the following statement:

"SCDC transferred 48 problematic inmates out of state to help improve the safety and security of our institutions. These inmates were transferred to Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi. This institution is operated by CoreCivic. Due to security reasons the appropriate inmate’s family members were notified today regarding their transfer. The agency will periodically review each inmates’ status to determine if a transfer back to South Carolina is justified."

Several families reached out to us saying their loved ones in state prisons had been moved and they weren't sure where to or why.

One woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said her boyfriend was abruptly moved from his prison cell Monday night and taken to Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia and then off to Mississippi.

She said she feels as if it violates the rights of her boyfriend, but she doesn't know what she can do.

Another woman said her son has been transferred as well. She worries about being able to visit him now that he's more than 11 hours away.

The families believe SCDC has taken the action in response to the deadly riot back on April 15 at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville where seven inmates died and 22 others were badly hurt.

They said their loved ones had nothing to do with the riot and shouldn't be moved because of it.

The families said they've been told their loved ones will serve the remainder of their prison sentence at the private prison in Mississippi.

The 48 inmates trasfered to CoreCivic are:

  • Quanti Burch SCDC # 347808
  • Randy Clark SCDC # 173904
  • Kenneth Harris SCDC # 217406
  • Eric Ancrum SCDC # 265645
  • William Lee SCDC #313779
  • Christopher Moore SCDC # 368837
  • Raphael Pontoo SCDC # 362840
  • Lakiem Butler SCDC # 341990
  • Lionel McRae SCDC # 278898
  • Kimjaro Pressley SCDC # 299377
  • Corey Williams SCDC # 314346
  • Anthony Pyatt SCDC # 266804
  • Eric Samson SCDC # 349293
  • Franklin Pyatt SCDC # 351670
  • Robyn Dukes SCDC # 237386
  • Dexter Lawrence SCDC # 318821
  • James Baxley SCDC # 294470
  • Stephen Green SCDC # 259765
  • Damon Scott SCDC #364849
  • Damekia Martin SCDC # 361950
  • Andre Cureton SCDC # 334906
  • Ryan Brooks SCDC # 291345
  • Keonakamer Postell SCDC # 264242
  • Brandon Barksdale SCDC # 365114
  • Antonio Blakley SCDC # 345559
  • Vincent Rice SCDC # 316178
  • Darnell Khan SCDC # 330148
  • Clinton McCallum SCDC #305003
  • Jacoby Fields SCDC # 349115
  • Bilal Harris SCDC # 337367
  • Ronald Downs SCDC # 356640
  • Robert Gaines SCDC # 240407
  • Stanley Oliver SCDC # 192110
  • Andre Massey SCDC # 229492
  • Octavious McCormick SCDC # 215400
  • Clyde Williams SCDC # 336038
  • Bryan Brown SCDC # 228846
  • Korrell Battle SCDC # 292294
  • Joseph Dickerson SCDC #86877
  • Jerry Bynum SCDC # 284966
  • Jimmy Gagum, Jr. SCDC #349075
  • Roderickus Bell SCDC # 293109
  • Warren Russell SCDC # 316802
  • Cichey Mayo SCDC # 284692
  • Jadorie Kirkland SCDC #363469
  • Terry Hamby SCDC # 353487
  • Zach Bentley SCDC # 349088
  • Desmond Postell SCDC #373354
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