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SC prisons fight drone drops

...imaging cameras are being added to help prevent the smuggling of cellphones, drugs and other contraband.Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling the contraband items serve as money to inmates and create problems for guards and other employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/sc-prisons-fight-drone-drops
SC prisons to allow video visits

...institutions to visit with family members over a video link with the Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling says video visitation will make it easier for family members to see relatives in prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-28/sc-prisons-allow-video-visit
South Carolina prison system to offer video visits

...Columbia to visit with family members over a video link with the Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston, Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling said."We have a lot of offenders who come in, and never get a visit from a family member...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-28/south-carolina-prison-system-
SC will close prison

COLUMBIA - South Carolina is closing one of its prisons. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the Campbell Pre-Release Center is closing. The Columbia facility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-03/sc-will-close-prison
Across the region

...Carolina's prisons are ending a policy of segregating HIV-positive inmates, officials said Wednesday.Corrections Department director Bill Byars told The Associated Press that his department is making the change as part of an overhaul of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-10/across-region
Switch to digital TV tough in 'Big House'

...qualify for the $40 coupons. "They won't give us the switches, we called them," said South Carolina Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint. "We asked them for the coupons and they said they're only available for households. I said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/05/met_472021.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...process, and means victims and their families don't have to relive the crime at parole hearings. But Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint said the idea would further overcrowd prisons and cost taxpayers millions to build more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/11/met_194501.shtml
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One-time prison escapee is found hanged inside his cell

...prisoners to delude officers. They also blamed the escape on staffing cuts and improperly compacted trash. Corrections Department director Jon Ozmint said the escapees had observed trash compacting procedures and knew that if the trash bin wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/24/met_136898.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...for prison smoking ban COLUMBIA - Smoking will be banned in all South Carolina prisons beginning Jan. 1, Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint said. The tobacco ban was prompted by several factors, including lawsuits related to secondhand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/28/met_133899.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...inmates, compared with Oklahoma, which spends more than $450 million on a comparable number of inmates, Corrections Department director Jon Ozmint said. Lake levels put off petitioners' efforts ANDERSON - A petition asking the Army Corps of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/30/met_114604.shtml
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