Residents of sleepy Bishopville respond after seven killed at Le - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Residents of sleepy Bishopville respond after seven killed at Lee Correctional

Outside of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses over 1,200 of the state's most violent inmates. (Source: WIS) Outside of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses over 1,200 of the state's most violent inmates. (Source: WIS)
BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) -

Outside the sleepy, almost one-stop light town of Bishopville, the Lee Correctional Institution houses 1,266 of the state's most violent offenders.

But in the town of over 3,200 residents, many are responding after seven inmates inside the level three facility were killed and 17 were injured following a prison riot there on April 15. 

“I just don’t understand how they let it get out of control," resident Jaleel Albert said. "Too many people died and got all them people injured and stuff. Somebody ain’t doing their job to me."

Inmates Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwin Jenkins, Corey Scott, and Cornelius Quantral McClary were killed in the incident, leaving many with questions about what happened. 


MORE ON THE DEADLY SC PRISON RIOT: 


Residents feel safe living in this community, but they are on high alert every time there’s an incident at the prison. There were no corrections officers injured in the riot, but some people tell me that  in itself raises questions in their minds.

"We worry about it everyday," resident William MacMillan said. "There’s nothing we can really do. we wish we could help them more but it is what it is.”

MacMillan also worries about how the state is taking care of inmates in the prison.

“This not the first time and I don’t think it’s going to be the last," MacMillan said. "Every year it’s something going on over there. They escape, they're killing one another in there. They not taking care of them."

Julie Hayes, who works in Bishopville, agrees but says corrections officers need to be paid more.

"That prison has always seemed to be a problem," Hayes said. "There are a lot of riots out there, a lot of uprisings. They really should have the funding for more guards and I think that would tone down the problem."

Copyright 2018 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • Residents of sleepy Bishopville respond after seven killed at Lee CorrectionalMore>>

  • SC Prison Riot

    SC Prison Riot

    Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)Seven men were killed Sunday night following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville. (Source: WIS)
  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:48:43 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-08-19 03:47:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo MartinPresident Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martin

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

    More >>

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

    More >>
  • Boy, 8, saves little brother from pit bull attack

    Boy, 8, saves little brother from pit bull attack

    Sunday, August 19 2018 3:00 AM EDT2018-08-19 07:00:40 GMT
    Sacha Pchelenkov, 8, protected his younger brother from two pit bulls, making sure the toddler wasn't injured. (Source: WBBM/CNN)Sacha Pchelenkov, 8, protected his younger brother from two pit bulls, making sure the toddler wasn't injured. (Source: WBBM/CNN)

    Police said the dogs’ owner was given two citations, and they’ll be talking with prosecutors to see if charges are warranted in the case.

    More >>

    Police said the dogs’ owner was given two citations, and they’ll be talking with prosecutors to see if charges are warranted in the case.

    More >>
  • Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:10:33 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:01 AM EDT2018-08-19 06:01:54 GMT
    (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...(Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly