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Eutawville man, 33, is 1 of 7 inmates killed in prison riot

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Prison Riot

These undated photos provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows, from top row from left, Corey Scott, Eddie Casey Gaskins, Raymond Angelo Scott and Damonte Rivera; bottom row from left, Michael Milledge, Cornelius McClary and Joshua Jenkins. The seven inmates were killed, and at least 17 prisoners wounded, in a riot at the Lee Correctional Institution on early Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)

A Eutawville man is one of the seven prisoners killed in a riot inside Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville.

Joshua Svwin Jenkins, 33, of 166 Torch Road, was serving two concurrent sentences of 15 years for attempted murder and voluntary manslaughter stemming from a 2011 incident in Berkeley County.

At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured during the seven-hour riot. Authorities regained control of the prison about 3 a.m. Monday, spokesman Jeff Taillon said.

Jenkins and three other Eutawville men were arrested on Sept. 29, 2011 following the death of 21-year-old Brittany Aigoro of Pineville.

She was shot and killed at a house in Russellville where she was visiting. A 25-year-old was injured in the incident.

People in the house told Berkeley County deputies that someone knocked on the front door and then opened fire.

In addition to his guilty pleas for attempted murder and voluntary manslaughter, Jenkins was also serving time for a second-degree burglary out of Orangeburg County.

He was sentenced to two years and 275 days for that conviction.

Online prison records show that Jenkins was admitted to Lee Correctional Institute on Jan. 19, 2016.

Jenkins has faced four disciplinary actions since he arrived at Lee.

On Aug. 26, 2016, Jenkins possessed or attempted to possess a cellphone. As a result, he lost canteen, telephone and visitation privileges for 90 days. He was also placed in disciplinary detention for 30 days.

On March 3, 2017, Jenkins used or possessed narcotics, marijuana, unauthorized drugs or an inhalant. As a result, he lost canteen, telephone and visitation privileges for 150 days. He lost television privileges for 360 days and was placed in disciplinary detention for 60 days.

Jenkins faced additional disciplinary action on Aug. 15, 2017 due to use or possession of narcotics, marijuana, unauthorized drugs or inhalants. As a result, he lost canteen, telephone and visitation privileges for 180 days, television privileges for 360 days and was placed in disciplinary detention for 60 days.

Most recently, on Jan. 16 Jenkins lost canteen, telephone and visitation privileges for 210 days, television privileges for 360 days and was placed in disciplinary detention for 60 days for use or possession of marijuana, unauthorized drugs or inhalants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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