Inmate stabbed in Turbeville Correctional Institution


An inmate was stabbed during a fight in Turbeville Correctional Institution on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The man was stabbed by another inmate during an "altercation," according to South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) Communications Director Jeff Taillon.

He was taken out of the Level 2 institution that houses adult male offenders mostly sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act to receive medical attention. Taillon did not detail the extent or nature of the inmate's injuries.

There are 928 Youthful Offender beds in the institution and 544 beds assigned to the adult straight-time population, according to SCDC.

This is the second reported fight between inmates at the Clarendon County institution recently.

A 32-year-old man identified as Allen Jerome Capers was killed in a fight that injured eight other inmates on New Year's Eve.

Taillon said Tuesday's incident remains under investigation by SCDC police services.