Lieber Correctional Institute, Ridgeville, South Carolina
July 8 – 9, 2014

Prisoners in the Ashley Unit assaulted an officer, took his keys and started unlocking cells. One prisoner, Ryan Wright, was beaten and stabbed by other prisoners during the incident. It is unclear whether there was any damage to prison infrastructure. Five prisoners and 3 guards were sent to the hospital for treatment following the disturbance.

The disturbance followed a period of extended lockdown.


Mom blames ‘lockdown’ for Lieber riot“, The Post and Courier, July 9, 2014.

Sources: Haley Administration Covering Up Prison Riots“, Fit News, July 29, 2014.