Trenton Correctional Institute, Edgefield County, South Carolina
June 14, 2017

After a guard confiscates a prisoner’s cell phone, other prisoners rally around him and fight guards. Prisoners destroy parts of the dorm and set fires in the prison yard, causing “significant damage.”

Citations:

Six officers rescued following prison riot over inmate’s cell phone“, WIST.com, June 15, 2017.

Riot Breaks Out In S.C. Prison Over Cell Phone; 2 Correctional Officers Hurt“,  Atlanta Black Star, June 15, 2017.

Background:

Community reacts to inmate riot at Trenton Correctional Institution“, WJBF.com, June 15, 2017.