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Prison dairy offers milk and responsiblity for inmates
Prison Cows
Camden resident Bert Dew oversees the largest and perhaps a unique farm operation in the state. As agricultural branch chief at the Wateree River Correctional Facility in Rembert, Dew is in charge of running a $7.5 million, “state-of-the-art” dairy farm owned and operated by the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC). The farm, which sits adjacent to a Level 2 security prison, covers approximately 27 acres with two barns holding up to 500 cows.