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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
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
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-
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
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-
South Carolina Gov. Haley names Ted Pitts as new chief of staff

...staff, Pitts was a commercial real estate broker.Haley named Stirling last week as her choice to lead the Corrections Department, replacing retiring director Bill Byars.Stirling is scheduled to take over Oct. 1.The Senate still must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-09/haley-names-ted-pitts-ne
DOJ, SC prisons agency reach settlement over policy segregating HIV-positive inmates

...making the state the last in the nation to formally take steps to end such a practice.The settlement follows the Corrections Department's July announcement it would stop the practice.At that time, officials gave no date for that process to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-01/doj-sc-prisons-agency-reach-settlem
Gov. Haley selects chief of staff Bryan Stirling to lead corrections

...unneeded facilities.As of Tuesday, there were 21,428 inmates in South Carolina's prisons, according to the Corrections Department. The number of prisoners has dropped by about 500 over the past year, according to the agency.Both Haley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-09-05/gov-haley-selects-chief-staff-bryan