South Carolina Department of Corrections director discusses officer
South Carolina Department of Corrections director discusses officer shortages, silent on murder of four prisoners
"After the recent slayings of four inmates at a state prison and an inmate uprising at another facility, the state's top corrections official appeared before state lawmakers Thursday.
Bryan Stirling, director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, testified about pay and staffing of correctional officers in South Carolina's 23 institutions.
But he told the Senate panel very little about the April 7 killings of four inmates at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia or the subsequent inmate uprising at Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster, which resulted in three officers being injured. "