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Prison company wins contract

...medium-security prisons in Coffee and Wheeler counties. The prisons should open by January 1999, a state Department of Corrections spokesman said. "I'm sure that the residents of Coffee and Wheeler counties are looking forward to the economic boost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/26/met_211920.shtml
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Execution date set for Georgia death-row inmate

...states to get since the manufacturer has said it doesn't want the drug used in executions.A Department of Corrections spokesman said in an e-mail that the state does not have any execution drugs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-03/execution-date-set-georgia-de
Graniteville sex offender found dead in prison

...was found dead outside his cell in McCormick Correctional Institution on Saturday.South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom said Monday evening that Ricky Cooper, 49, who was serving a 20-year sentence for criminal sexual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-11-28/graniteville-sex-offen
Kershaw prison is under lockdown

...lockdown this weekend after a Friday incident in which some inmates refused to return to their cells.Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom says the lockdown began shortly after 5:40 p.m. Friday when some prisoners who were being taken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-23/kershaw-prison-under-lockdow
Across South Carolina

...45-foot-long tunnel underneath Lieber Correctional Institution, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported. Corrections spokesman Josh Gelinas says Cazario Marshall, Oscar Beecher McDowell and Willie Parker have been sentenced to about a year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/23/met_545464.shtml
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Across the area

...Savannah Pre-Release Center on Wire Road in Aiken shortly before midnight Friday, South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Josh Gelinas said in a news release. Mr. Frazier will be moved to the maximum-security Broad River Correctional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/13/met_551674.shtml
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Rapper Eminem's former wife facing arrest

...return to the facility. Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto signed the warrant Wednesday afternoon. Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said authorities contacted members of Mathers' family, but they didn't know where she was. Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/09/ent_411543.shtml
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Strawberry serving sentence at Gainesville prison

...miles north of Tampa unless he breaks prison rules and is transferred to a more secure facility, Department of Corrections spokesman Sterling Ivey said. Darryl Rouson, Strawberry's attorney, said Wednesday that he has not spoken to Strawberry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/09/bas_343717.shtml
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Illegal immigrants increase in SC prisons

...convictions.The Afghan national is serving a 30-year sentence in Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer, said corrections spokesman Clark Newsom. His release date is at the end of 2029, and there are no plans to ask federal officials to intervene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-09/illegal-immigrants-increase-
Guards want inmates prosecuted

...wanted to do something, they should do something about these assaults on officers." Mike Light, a Department of Corrections spokesman, said he didn't know how often inmates are taken to court for assault because such prosecutions are handled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/11/met_215835.shtml
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