One dead after assault at Dorchester Co. correctional institution

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One man died after an assault Sunday at a correctional institution in Dorchester County.

62-year-old inmate Ronald Franks died as a result of his injuries according to Dorchester County coroner Paul J. Brouthers.

He passed away at 2:24 a.m. early Monday morning at an area hospital.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Dorchester County Coroner's Office are still investigating the incident.

Prison records state Franks was 27 years into serving a life sentence for a murder.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates as they become available.

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