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Funeral at Columbia AME church for the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Charleston church shooting victim

...divinity from the Lutheran Seminary in Columbia.Simmons had worked as a counselor and teacher at the state's Department of Corrections and as a counselor with the Veterans Administration in Columbia. Speakers also recalled his varied days working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-02/funeral-columbia-ame-church-rev-dan
New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...physical abuse or financial exploitation of the elderly or disabled.COMMUNITY SUPERVISION: Some staff from the Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Juvenile Justice will move to a new Department of Community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Mother gets 10-year prison sentence for abusing 3-month-old child

...and is committed to getting mental health treatment. Cave's plea of guilty but mentally ill will enable the Department of Corrections to place her in a facility where treatment is available.Cave's only question Thursday was about visitation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-11/mother-gets-10-year-pr
Inmate pleads guilty to prison rape

...aggravated sodomy. Denby was nearly 50 pounds heavier and 4 inches taller than his victim, according to the Department of Corrections Web site.He was already serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the brutal 2006 slaying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-29/inmate-pleads-guilty-p
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
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
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
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
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