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Netting put in place at Ridgeland Correctional Institution to combat contraband
By foxcarolina.com- Savannah Sondov
Published: 01/12/2018

COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Department of Corrections announced it will be putting up netting in an effort to combat contraband.

According Bryan Sterling, Director of the Department of Corrections, said access to cell phones allows inmates to coordinate with people outside. Sterling said people are also throwing packages or backpacks over the fence.

The current fence is 12 feet high and the netting is 50 feet high, Sterling said.

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