While a warden at Kershaw Correctional, Reynolds and Associate Warden of Operations Jerry Washington (left) partnered with drill sergeants at Fort Jackson to institute an ROTC-like program at the facility.

SC’s toughest female warden recalls start at state’s toughest prison

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Editor’s Note: This is the first story of a series about the men and women who served at Central Correctional Institution, the state’s first maximum-security prison that operated from 1866 -1994.

Cecilia Reynolds exudes a rare and impressive mix of pride and humility. 

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