A man arrested in Charleston in 2004 was killed during a prison fight on New Year’s Eve at the Turbeville Correctional Institution in Clarendon County.
Allen Jerome Capers, 32, died Sunday night in a fight that injured eight others.
Capers was jailed on armed robbery charges and was expected to be released in 2026, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Capers was not eligible for parole or furlough.
Capers was first jailed in 2005 at the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville on Charleston County charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.
Between 2005 and 2015, he was transferred to five different prisons, including Lieber, Kirkland, Lee, McCormick and Ridgeland.
In 2015, during his stay at McCormick, Capers was charged with possession of marijuana, which added five years to his sentence.
Capers was transferred to Turbeville, a prison that holds mostly youth offenders between the ages of 17 and 25, in December of 2016. On Jan. 9, 2017 he began a job as a wardkeeper’s assistant.
The incident was reported on the SCDC Twitter shortly after 5 p.m. and the