The South Carolina Department of Corrections’ Palmer Pre Release Center a Level 1 Minimum Custody Prison in Florence, South Carolina, was evacuated in advance of Hurricane Florence due to security reasons.
The 266 inmates assigned to Palmer were moved to Turbeville a more secure prison. The agency is in constant contact with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
The agency will continue to monitor this hurricane to determine if evacuating other prisons is necessary. Due to security reasons, we do not announce advanced inmate movements.