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.”


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

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


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