5 problems facing South Carolina’s prisons
A Ridgeland Correctional Institution officer was fired Thursday after he was arrested and accused of allowing inmates to assault a fellow prisoner inside his cell in April, according to a S.C. Department of Corrections news release.
On April 10, Major unlocked an inmate’s cell and allowed other inmates to enter “with the intent to assault (the) inmate,” the arrest warrant said. He “did not render aid, call for assistance or report said incident.”
Last month, 37-year-old Oscar Torres of Beaufort, was also fired from his job as a Ridgeland Correctional Institution officer. The department said he allowed an inmate to assault a fellow prisoner, according to previous reporting. In that instance, Torres was accused of locking two inmates in a cell and allowing one to stab the other multiple times.