3 Officers Injured, 1 Stabbed in Disturbance at Kershaw Correctional

KERSHAW, SC (WOLO)-Three officers were injured, one of them stabbed, during a “disturbance” at the Kershaw Correctional Institution Sunday afternoon.

South Carolina Department of Corrections Public Information Director, Sommer Sharpe says around 3p.m.  there was a disturbance in the Oak Unit B Wing at Kershaw Correctional Institution. Three correctional officers were injured during the disturbance and transported to an outside medical facility for treatment for non life-threatening injuries.

One of the officers suffered stab wounds during the incident.

“The Oak Unit B Wing was secured by South Carolina Department of Corrections emergency response teams around 7:30pm, and inmates in that unit were all accounted for and back in their cells,” Sharpe said.

Sharpe went on to say that there was never a threat to public safety and there was no hostage situation.


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