Lieber Correctional Institute, Ridgeville, South Carolina
January 18, 2012

Prisoners assaulted two officers, took their keys and destroyed the Ashley dorm in an uprising that lasted five hours.  Approximately 220 prisoners participated in the uprising.

Lieber Correctional Institution Major Thierry Nettles told WCSC, “there wasn’t a window in any of the offices and we got five on each side that were still intact. They broke out all the windows. Pulled down the lights out of the ceilings, broke sprinkler heads.”

 

Citations:

Officer attacked with pipe during Ridgeville prison riot“, ABC News 4, n.d.

Perimeter secure at Lieber prison; Facility still locked down“, WCSC, January 19, 2012.

Guard: Lieber Prison riot ‘looked like a war zone‘”, WCSC, February 28, 2012

A sampling of violence at South Carolina prisons“, The Post and Courier, April 16, 2018.