Crime

48 'problematic' SC inmates moved to Mississippi prison

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) - The S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC) has sent dozens of inmates out of state to a private prison.

Prison officials say 48 inmates were moved to a medium-security prison in Mississippi.

SCDOC says the move involved "problematic" inmates that pose a danger to others.

This comes just a few months after the deadly riot at Lee Correctional Institution in which seven inmates were killed.

That's the highest death toll at a U.S. prison in 25 years.

The for-profit prison in Mississippi is managed by a company called Core Civic that posted more than $1.7 billion dollars in revenue last year.

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