September 26-30, 2016
Amid frequent shakedowns, transfers and other retaliation for participating in the nation-wide strike, a prisoner named Michael Lorenzo Jones is killed in a fight between prisoners at McCormick CI. The Department of Corrections responds with a statewide lockdown and media blackout. The next day, and three hours away, prisoners refuse orders, jump on a guard and chase staff out of the unit. They maintain control of the unit for less than 12 hours. Over the next four days prisoners on Twitter (@prisonslavery1) report at least 5 more guards in different facilities being attacked and often hospitalized, including 4 stabbed at Lanesboro on the 30th.
“McCormick inmate stabbed to death in fight”, Index Journal, September 26, 2016.
“Officer Injured, Turbeville Correctional on Lockdown”, WLTX19, September 26, 2016.
“Interview with Prisoner on South Carolina Rebellion at Turbeville”, It’s Going Down, September 27, 2016.
“Four Prison Staff Members Stabbed By Inmates At Lanesboro Correctional”, WCCB, September 29, 2016.
“4 injured in Lanesboro prison attack”, Richmond Daily Journal, September 29, 2016.