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Civil rights leaders call prison industries slavery while Corrections Director defends program

...from outside prison walls to give to inmates. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling said working gives inmates...released from prison.Any company can come to the Corrections Department and ask to use inmate labor. They operate in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-06/civil-rights-leaders-call-pri
A decade after serving time, former South Carolina inmate returns to prison to help others

...The program has several phases, according to Dorcas Adedokun, a Nigerian-born therapist employed by the Corrections Department who was instrumental in Mallette's experience.After addressing the meaning of addiction itself, inmates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-22/decade-after-serving-time-for
Across the region

...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 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
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