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Parolee returned to prison for sexual texts to teen

...discovered the text messages on her daughter's phone.Williams was paroled June 20, 2011, according to the Department of Corrections Web site. He was sentenced in 1981 in Richmond County Superior Court to life in prison for murder, armed robbery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-19/killer-returned-prison
Man charged in 2012 slaying of Wackenhut guard

...Investigators were later able to identify Jay and Zay and determine the two men were in custody at the Georgia Department of Corrections when Jackson was killed. The two men told police they never told Lockhart anything about Jackson's slaying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-21/man-charged-2012-slayi
Bond denied for Augusta man accused of killing neighbor

...1970s. His latest convictions, for rape and aggravated sodomy, occurred in 2000.According to the state's Department of Corrections Web site, Johnson was sentenced to 20 years for the sex crimes committed in 1997. He served nine years in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-15/bond-denied-augusta-ma
SC lawmaker proposes firing squad added to execution list

...a three-drug method for lethal injection, and the state's supply of pentobarbital expired in 2013.The Department of Corrections did not immediately comment Wednesday.No one has ever been executed by being shot to death in South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-22/sc-lawmaker-proposes-fir
Georgia prison-based drug ring busted

...inside the state's prisons. He said law enforcement officials were working hand-in-hand with the Georgia Department of Corrections to keep drugs and phones out of prisons. "Phones in prison is a very common thing," he said. "Drug sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-23/georgia-prison-drug-ri
Parole board changes position on paroling convicted rapist

...victim for at least a year. Ivey was also suspected of breaking into other homes in the area.According to the Department of Corrections, Ivey has been in and out of prison for most of his adult life. In Richmond County, Ivey's prior convictions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-17/parole-board-changes-p
Problem with Georgia execution drug caused by storage at low temperature, pharmacy expert says

...intended to use appeared "cloudy."The state Department of Corrections on Thursday released lab reports, a sworn statement...recommendations and plans to implement them, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in an e-mail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/problem-georgia-execution-dru
Lawsuit filed over Augusta State Medical Prison inmate's death

...in May 2008 for theft, according to online records of the Clayton County Superior Court.According to the Department of Corrections, there were six suicides in Georgia prisons in 2013, although Julbe is not listed in the DOC report. His...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-14/lawsuit-filed-over-aug
Officers resign over inmate beating

...cellmates at a Forsyth prison resigned amid a Department of Corrections investigation, the department said Monday...to protective custody at Macon State Prison, Department of Corrections spokesperson Gwendolyn Hogan said Monday.Hogan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-06/officers-resign-over-i
No more cellblock 'selfies'

...guards looking the other way or by the guards themselves.A recent NBC News report said at least 15 Georgia Department of Corrections employees were arrested in 2013 and 2014 for smuggling phones onto department grounds.That same report stated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-06/no-more-cellblock-sel