MacDougall inmate dies on release day

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

A male inmate who was about to be released from MacDougall Correctional Institution died the day of his release at the facility.

Larry Durrance, 67, was in holding cell with two other inmates on Feb. 28 when he collapsed at about 7:35 a.m.

That’s according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office report. The complainant said the victim had a history of cardiac problems, insulin-dependent diabetes and had heart surgery in the past, according to the report.

A sergeant, two detectives and the deputy corner were informed of the incident. The deputy corner said the victim would be sent to the state corrections department for an autopsy.

A deputy was provided with statements from the other two inmates who were in the victim’s holding cell.

The victim was a white male. The other inmates in the holding cell were a 24-year-old white male and a 44-year-old male whose race was listed as “unknown” on the report.

MacDougall Correctional Institution is located off Old Gilliard Road between U.S.-176 and I-26. The facility is run by the S.C Department of Corrections.


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