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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-03/sc-will-close-prison
Judge won't revisit SC inmate mental health ruling

...sued the agency in 2005. His ruling chided the Corrections Department for failures in a number of areas ? from screening...ability to order an executive agency, like the Corrections Department, to make changes."People are clearly dying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-28/judge-wont-revisit-sc-in
SC appeals inmate case, tries mental health fixes

...to discuss the case, citing the ongoing litigation. But in documents provided to The Associated Press, the Corrections Department says the agency will continue ongoing efforts to improve its mental health care as the appeal proceeds.That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-19/sc-appeals-inmate-case-tries-
Lee County prison incidents concern S.C. senators

...whether they need to have Corrections Department officials answer questions...Committee.Massey said Corrections Department officials have not told...officer or their motivation, Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsom said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-14/lee-county-prison-incidents-c
ACLU calls for audit of state prison system

...audit the South Carolina Corrections Department. The request to Gov. Mark...Council canceled plans for a Corrections Department workers survey that agency...Mr. Sanford because the Corrections Department is one of his Cabinet agencies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/27/met_470987.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...are expected in prison disturbance COLUMBIA -Corrections Department officials say three inmates likely will be charged...Charlie Sheppard, a senior official with the Corrections Department. Minor damage was done at the prison. The disturbance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/18/met_401461.shtml
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Prison director will not privatize care

COLUMBIA - Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint said Thursday that he decided against...state system to a private system," Mr. Ozmint said. The Corrections Department spends about $2,500 per inmate each year for medical expenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/08/met_430706.shtml
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State workers criticize Sanford's privatization idea

...COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Employees from the state Corrections Department criticized a proposal to privatize health care...fear it could cost them their jobs. About 300 Corrections Department employees from across the state met at Francis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/31/met_396940.shtml
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Officials say three inmates likely to be charged in disturbance

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Corrections Department officials say three inmates likely will be charged in...said Charlie Sheppard, a senior official with the Corrections Department. Minor damage was done at the prison. The disturbance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/19/met_401566.shtml
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Inquiry into shooting at jail continues

...Allendale County prison remains on lockdown as Corrections Department investigators continue to look for the weapon...on low staffing because of poor funding. The Corrections Department has seen its budget cut by more than $70 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/29/met_413837.shtml
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