SC inmates with illegal phones guide guard rescue

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 9:37 AM
Last updated 7:43 PM
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BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — Inmates at a maximum security prison in South Carolina used illegal cell phones to guide rescuers to a guard who was being held hostage in the facility.

A guard at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville was rescued shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, nearly five hours after the correctional officer was taken hostage.

Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsom says the officer suffered cuts and bruises but was able to walk out of the prison. The officer’s name was not released. He was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

Newsom says a group of inmates using homemade knives forced the guard into a broom closet.

Newsom told The State newspaper one or more inmates using illegal cell phones told officers where the guard was being held.

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beboisme
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beboisme 09/14/12 - 09:43 am
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Obama's free cell phones for

Obama's free cell phones for the indigent. Worked this time!

corgimom
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corgimom 09/14/12 - 09:54 am
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Sorry, beoisme, these aren't

Sorry, beoisme, these aren't "Obama" free cell phones. The gang members and family members of the inmates supply them. It's too bad that you choose to blame Obama for something that you obviously know nothing about.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/14/12 - 11:18 am
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In any case, the point is the

In any case, the point is the convicts helped save the officer.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 09/14/12 - 12:39 pm
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so Corgi..fill us in...just

so Corgi..fill us in...just how do you know it WASN'T a cell phone provided by the government?

I think it's great that an inmate(s) decided to help save the officer.

KSL
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KSL 09/14/12 - 01:24 pm
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I was going to ask the same

I was going to ask the same question, Gage. Ultimately they could be tax payer (junk fee) provided phones.

And yes, it is great.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/14/12 - 01:30 pm
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Some of you would blame Obama

Some of you would blame Obama if we had a hurricane here. Give it up. Our President is not a dictator. Is that what you want? a dictator?

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 09/14/12 - 01:58 pm
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And Why Not?
Unpublished

Bush was blamed for Katrina? And don't forget 9/11. That was Bush's fault -- so say some stupid people.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/14/12 - 02:57 pm
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Bush did not cause Katrina.No

Bush did not cause Katrina.No President can control the weather.

Newsflash
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Newsflash 09/14/12 - 05:50 pm
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I always wondered ...............

I always wondered why they were called ''cell'' phones.......Thumbs up for the inmates that assisted this guard.

Grandpa Jones
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Grandpa Jones 09/15/12 - 09:58 am
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Hey Republicans...

Keep calling those government phones (that have been around since Clinton days), "Obama phones." Think about it, if you want to get your people out to vote, what do you do....threatened them how their "Obama phones" are going to get cut off. Stupid-minded Republicans might have given Obama one of the greatest marketing tools ever of getting "poor folks" out to polls in November. LOL.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 09/15/12 - 08:22 pm
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Unbelieveable....don't call a

Unbelieveable....don't call a wasteful program wasteful...no matter where it originated.

Tell 'em what Mama said Forrest.....

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