McCormick Correctional Institution, McCormick, South Carolina
October 4, 2017

Prisoners take control of a unit of the prison and set fires, chase officers with knives, and climb on the roof. They are able to hold their unit for three hours until prison staff regain control of the facility.

Citations:

Beyond Prisons — Episode 13: The Crisis at McCormick Correctional Institution“, Shadowproof, October 30, 2017.

Inmates contained after trying to take over South Carolina prison“, New York Daily News, October 4, 2017.

Background:

A ‘history of violence’: Lawsuits link McCormick prison attacks to absent officers“, Index-Journal, April 30, 2018.