South Carolina Refusing To Evacuate Inmates - Deadly Storm

South Carolina prison officials are saying, good bad or ugly, the inmates will be riding the storm out. Let the chips fall where they may.

As more than one million people head for safer and higher ground, South Carolina officials say they will not be moving 650 inmates at a medium-security prison – opting instead to have them take their chances as a monster, Category-3 hurricane moves ever closer.

As the current plan stand, a pre-selected crew and inmates at MacDougall Correctional Institution will have to stay put as Hurricane Florence - expected to gain strength Wednesday night- heads right for them.

They made it through the last hurricane, so let’s roll with the same strategy again??

Department of Corrections spokesman Dexter Lee told Vice News that in the past, “it’s been safer to stay in place with the inmates rather than to move to another location.”

Inmates at MacDougall did not evacuate during Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm, and the prison “didn’t have any structural damages,” Lee said.

MacDougall is located in Berkeley County, one of five counties under a mandatory evacuation from the governor.

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall on Friday.

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