Officer held hostage inside jail cell for four hours

Pelzer, S.C.- A corrections officer was held hostage inside an inmate’s cell at Perry Correctional in South Carolina.

DOC and SLED say the incident was resolved shortly after 5 p.m., four hours after it began.

The officer is getting medical attention. He is expected to be okay.

Perry is a Level 3 prison for men. Level 3 means maximum security.

The prison houses 900 inmates. There were 180 in the dorm.

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