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...forcement Division to lead an investigation into what happened at Lee Cor rectional Institution in Bishopville.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said an officer was trying to search an inmate when several others attacked the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-28/across-region
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
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-
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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