State prisons lockdown after inmate assault at Broad River Correctional
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO/WPDE) – Multiple prisons in South Carolina went on a precautionary lockdown on Tuesday after an inmate-on-inmate assault at Broad River Correctional Institution.
According to ABC affiliate WPDE, Chrysti Shain, spokesperson of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, says this was the first time in a month a lockdown had been instituted.
Shain said both inmates were hurt after the assault, but suffered non-life threatening injuries.
South Carolina Department of Corrections is investigating this incident.