A man was killed Monday following a fight at a prison in Columbia, South Carolina. The death was the result of an inmate on inmate altercation.
The prisoner killed in the fight was identified as 43-year-old Damon Latroy Doyle. The ACLU is blaming the South Carolina Department of Corrections for Damon's murder.
The fight took place Monday afternoon August 5, 2019 at Broad River Correctional Institution. Damon was taken to a Richland County hospital with serious injuries, where he died. The Department Of Corrections police services and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the homicide.
Broad River Correctional Institution is an all-male Level 3 facility. Level 3 prisons in South Carolina are high-security institutions designed primarily to house violent offenders with longer sentences, and inmates who exhibit behavioral problems.
Damon was serving two life sentences for assault and battery with intent to kill, and kidnapping. Doyle was also serving a 15-year sentence for strong arm robbery.