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Grovetown police chief resigns

...Georgia Department of Corrections in Atlanta and the Atlanta Olympics internal police force.He worked for the corrections department in Augusta for a few years before returning to Grovetown as assistant chief in 2001."It has been an honor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-22/grovetown-police-chief
3 hurt in SC prison fight

...Emergency crews were called to Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeland around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said in a statement that the lockdown at the maximum security prison was lifted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-09/3-hurt-sc-prison-fight
Drone carrying contraband crashes at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C.

...small, crashed drone in bushes outside the walls of Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, according to Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. At the site, Givens said that officers also found materials that inmates aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/drone-carrying-contraband-cra
SC prisons department appeals ruling on how to handle inmate mental health treatment

...independent nonprofit group called Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities. Those entities sued the Corrections Department in 2005 over alleged constitutional violations, including a lack of effective counseling and overreliance on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-19/sc-prisons-department-appeals-rulin
Report details extent of violence in Georgia prisons

...strangled at Augusta State Me dical Prison on July 6, 2013. A ninth death was cited by the center, although the Corrections Department classified it as a suicide. The center cited the death certificate's findings that the man died of ligature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-05/report-details-extent-
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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