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.

Comments

Notice about comments:

The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


The Gazette

© 2014 The Gazette an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.