South Carolina prisoners were left in cells as Florence descended. Why weren’t they evacuated?

Prisoners were instead put to work behind bars making sandbags to prepare for the storm’s arrival.

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South Carolina officials are coming under fire for refusing to relocate prisoners in mandatory evacuation zones even as Hurricane Florence barreled down on the state. Prisoners were instead put to work behind bars making sandbags to prepare for the storm’s arrival. We speak with Kymberly Smith, a community organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She has been protesting South Carolina’s choice not to evacuate prisoners during Hurricane Florence.

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  • Kymberly Smith

    community organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She has been protesting South Carolina’s choice not to evacuate prisoners during Hurricane Florence.
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