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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
Prison director proposes early releases, closures

...prepared plans to deal with a budget shortfall in part by releasing inmates early if the Legislature approves. Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint told the state's budget oversight board he has drafted legislation that would have lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/07/met_482527.shtml
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Prisoners object to wearing pink duds

...acts by dressing them in pink, despite a lawsuit saying the rule subjects prisoners to ridicule. State Corrections Department Director John Ozmint said the 2-year-old punishment deters inmates and protects female officers. His agency has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/22/met_140633.shtml
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S.C. struggles with shortage of prison guards

...population trends and budget issues. "We're hiring, but because we pay so little, we can't keep them," Corrections Department director Jon Ozmint said. A correctional officer just staring out earns $20,044 a year. Solving the department's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/01/met_387352.shtml
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Agencies must foot bill for tag lawsuit

...giving the opposing view a similar forum. In January, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint said the three agencies didn't do anything that would leave them responsible for shouldering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/28/met_7043.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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