A male inmate was handcuffed in his cell when three guards stabbed the inmate multiple times. The stabbing occurred at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina.

Jarrell Boyan, 26, Pernell Fogle, 24, and Jaquan Smith, 24, have now been arrested for attempted murder and misconduct in office. And they have all been fired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

The charges against the three officers were announced on December 1st just one day after they were fired.

The incident took place on October 6, 2016 when the three officers rushed into an inmate’s cell, stabbing the inmate four times in the torso according to ABC Columbia.

The attempted murder charges could send the guards to prison for 30 years.

Little details are available now, but this is the second employee firing at the Kirkland Correctional Institution this week. Corrections Officer Tierra Armstrong hit a handcuffed male inmate in the face several times. Armstrong was arrested for 3rd degree assault and ultimately fired.

Under staffing and bad pay at the prison make the guards feel unsafe and in return they lash out on inmates.