Former Florence county, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone – who was sentenced to nine months in prison back in March for violating the terms of his probation on public corruption charges – is about to be freed from the custody of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC).
Boone’s release date is scheduled for this Friday – July 31, 2020. At that time, he will have served four-and-a-half months of a nine-month sentence.
Given his status as an ex-law enforcement officer who arrested many criminals in the Pee Dee region of the Palmetto State (many of whom are currently serving time in South Carolina prisons) Boone was transferred to the North Carolina prison system by SCDC.
This arrangement was made “for his safety,” according to correctional sources – who told us they have been making frequent calls to the North Carolina facilities housing Boone to ensure he is healthy and well-treated.
Nonetheless, Boone’s wife – Anna Boone – has claimed her husband has been mistreated during his period of incarceration. She is also raising concerns about his upcoming release to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Augusta, Georgia. According to Anna Boone, this rehabilitation process will not achieve its desired result if the 54-year-old former law man is prohibited from having contact with his family – including her.
In a lengthy letter obtained by this news outlet, Boone claimed her husband had “not been getting proper treatment” during his period of incarceration, including several “times in isolation (when) he’s been stripped of all clothing … and left to lay on a concrete block naked.”
She also alleged that Boone was being denied access to his medication – including blood pressure pills – and that for several months he was denied access to a prison commissary account where his family could “send him money for needed supplies such as pillows, shoes and phone calls home to his wife and sisters.”