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Ongoing Lockdown at Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner

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Officials from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office have confirmed to News 2 that there is an ongoing Lockdown situation at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner.

The lockdown situation for the roughly 300 inmates inside started last Tuesday and will continue for a few more days.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Dan Moon said it was not because of one big event that forced this action. He said there has been a lot fighting and overall bad behavior that was getting out of hand.

There were rumors the lockdown included denying inmates medication and toilet paper. Moon said that is not the case, but he did say inmates inside the jail are being denied various privileges which include phone calls and visitations.

Moon added that lockdowns are standard practice for jails to help regain control and correct bad behaviors. This is not their first lockdown and it is standard procedure most jails use to discipline inmates.

 

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