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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
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...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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...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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Official criticizes sentencing plans

...could become more difficult to manage if most inmates are required to serve 85 percent of their sentence, Corrections Department director Jon Ozmint told a Senate panel studying the state's criminal justice system Thursday. Currently only convicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/20/met_101209.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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Ozmint says assaults down at state prisons

...Despite staff turnover rates that are "disastrous," tight budgets and an influx of new inmates, Corrections Department director Jon Ozmint says assaults are down in every category. The Greenville News cited prison records that showed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/met_414365.shtml
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