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SC prisons fight drone drops

...thermal 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...

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

...Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston, Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling said."We have a lot...to pay for the system, and if it works, the Corrections Department can expand the video visits.Stirling hopes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-28/south-carolina-prison-system-
SC fighting trash with phone app

...PalmettoPride, the state transportation department, the S.C. Department of Public Safety and the state corrections department are teaming up to reduce areas of excessive litter "hot spots" on South Carolina roads, according to an announcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-03/sc-fighting-trash-phone-ap
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
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
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