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Disturbance at Lieber Correctional Institute, 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.

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Uprising at Lieber Correctional Institute, South Carolina

January 18, 2012: Prisoners assaulted two officers, took their keys and destroyed the Ashley dorm in an uprising that lasted five hours. Approximately 220 prisoners participated in the uprising. Lieber Correctional Institution Major Thierry Nettles told WCSC, “there wasn’t a window in any of the offices and we got five on each side that were still intact. They broke out all the windows. Pulled down the lights out of the ceilings, broke sprinkler heads.”

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