SLED Investigating Inmate Death in Dorchester County

November 20, 2017, 7:12 am EST | Share:

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RIDGEVILLE, SC (WTAT-TV) — SLED is investigating the death of an inmate at Lieber Correctional Institue.

According to the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office, 62-year-old Ronald Franks died at Trident Medical Center around 2:30 Monday morning after he was assaulted at the prison on Sunday.

Franks record shows he was serving a life sentence following a murder in Horry County.

He was admitted to jail back in 1980 and projected to be up for parole in the year 2019.

SLED told us early Monday morning that they do not have any more information to share at this time. The South Carolina Department of Corrections has yet to release a statement.