U.S. Justice Department opens civil rights probe of Richland jail after deaths, attacks

Posted on AllSides November 2nd, 2023
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The Department of Justice and and the United States Attorney’s Office for South Carolina have launched a civil rights investigation into the troubled Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County. The investigation comes as scrutiny has grown following deaths, attacks, escapes and poor conditions inside of the Richland County facility. The jail houses individuals arrested in the city of Columbia and Richland County, as well as inmates from some other areas in the Midlands as well as some individuals arrested on federal charges. Most of the facility’s inmates are...

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