COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – On Wednesday, Richland County held a press conference to discuss improvements either being made or forthcoming at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
The press conference came four months after the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC) mandated a response from Richland County.
In a letter sent to County Chairman Overture Walker on January 19, the DOC cited major violations across fire and life safety codes, and food service regulations, as well as failure to meet minimum standards for local detention facilities in South Carolina.
Richland County Administrator Leonardo Brown said many items of concern in the DOC’s letter were either corrected or in the process of being remedied prior to January.
The DOC gave Richland County until April 18 to issue a ‘satisfactory’ plan to remedy their jail, threatening state intervention. Brown’s response is dated April 12 and…