According to reports from WMBF News in Myrtle Beach and WIS in Columbia on Tuesday, South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say they have identified several inmates who were involved in the making of a rap video that was allegedly produced inside a South Carolina prison, and then posted on the internet.
According to media reports, the video was posted on worldstarhiphop.com, and features several men in SC Dept. of Corrections uniforms rapping. The men appear to be inside a prison cell in the video. SCDC officials have declined to identify the prison where the video was allegedly made.
The video appears to have been shot with a cell phone and is titled "South Carolina Inmates Film 1st Ever Music Video in Prison!"
According to WIS, South Carolina Department of Corrections Spokesperson Stephanie Gibson said they have identified some of the inmates involved in the video, and they expect to identify all of them as the investigation moves forward.
SCDC also released a statement, which read:
"SCDC is in the process of investigating the video. Once the investigation is complete, inmates involved will be appropriately charged."
Inmates in custody of SCDC are prohibited from having cell phones and are denied access to the internet. Officials did not say if anyone outside of prison was being investigated for assisting the inmates in producing the video.
The video can be viewed on the WIS website. *WARNING* VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LYRICS