CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A little more than a year after the death of Allen Capers, attorney Justin Bamberg will address newly released video that shows the inmate after he was stabbed.
According to a lawsuit filed by Debra Capers, Allen Capers was stabbed “over and over” by multiple attackers who unlocked his cell. The lawsuit goes on to say that Capers was stabbed in the head, neck, stomach, and hand and laid on the ground as employees walked by him at Turbeville Correctional Institution.
During the incident, officials said eight others were injured and a corrections officer was thrown in a holding cell.
The estate is suing for actual and consequential damages for gross negligence and wrongful death.
You can find the full lawsuit below.
A spokesperson for SCDC released a statement this afternoon about the incident:
Yes, the Department of Corrections needs more funding to replace old buildings and aging, outdated security systems. Correctional officers and staff should be better paid for the hard work they do. We have asked for significant funding to address these and other issues, and we welcome all voices to help us achieve this goal. The fact remains that staff didn’t render aid in this case. That’s wrong. Director Bryan Stirling is committed to getting to the truth and holding people accountable for the lack of action.