Inmate Found Dead in Cell at Ridgeland Correctional Institution

Tonight the Department of corrections is investigating after an inmate was found stabbed to death at Ridgeland Correctional Institution. The medium security prison that houses only men is located in Jasper County.

An inmate at Ridgeland Correctional Institution was found dead Thursday morning, according to the SC Department of Corrections (SCDOC).

The inmate, identified as Jerry Holmes by SCDOC, was found dead in his cell with multiple stab wounds on Thursday morning, according to a SCDOC spokesperson. SCDOC says the incident is currently under investigation by SCDOC Police Services.

The following day, on Friday morning, an inmate-on-inmate assault of two individuals occurred at the same facility. It is not clear if the two incidents are related in any way. 

Ridgeland Correctional Institution is a level 2, medium security facility located in Jasper County.

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