SC prison guards didn’t help inmate dying in front of them, video shows

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SC prison guards didn’t help inmate dying in front of them, video shows

Allen Capers was killed on December 31, 2017 after fights broke out at Turbeville Correctional Institution. After being stabbed, he was pulled out of the dorm by officers and left for several hours, according to a lawsuit. (Edited video, no audio) By

More than a year after a 32-year-old man was killed inside a South Carolina prison, his family’s lawyer released video showing the man’s slow death as he waited for medical attention.

Allen Jerome Capers was stabbed multiple times after fights broke out at Turbeville Correctional Institution on Dec. 31, 2017. Correctional officers allegedly took him outside of the dorm and laid him on the ground, according to a lawsuit filed against the Department of Corrections by Capers’ family.

Videos show Capers writhing on the ground outside the facility as correctional officers walked around the area. After about a half hour, several inmates showed up with a gurney and wheeled him away to an infirmary, where he was later pronounced dead.

The surveillance videos were provided to members of the media by the law firm of state Rep. Justin Bamberg, who is representing Capers’ family in its lawsuit against the department. The law firm obtained the video as it collected evidence for […]

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