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SC appeals inmate case, tries mental health fixes

...legislative committee, a special task force and the state Department of Mental Health. In 2003, then-agency Director Jon Ozmint, according to Baxley, said inmate mental health was "at a crisis level." Two years later, the lawsuit was filed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-19/sc-appeals-inmate-case-tries-
DOJ, SC prisons agency reach settlement over policy segregating HIV-positive inmates

...officials offered a compromise that would also allow infected inmates to attend work-release programs, but then-director Jon Ozmint said DOJ shot it down. No lawsuit was ever filed, and Corrections officials began working on ways to improve the situation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-01/doj-sc-prisons-agency-reach-settlem
Prison director proposes early releases, closures

...with a budget shortfall in part by releasing inmates early if the Legislature approves. Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint told the state's budget oversight board he has drafted legislation that would have lawmakers order early releases and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/07/met_482527.shtml
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State defends denying meals to inmates

...allows prison workers to refuse to serve food to inmates who disobey prison dress codes and grooming policies. Director Jon Ozmint said the policy is supported by a case decided by a federal court. "It's absolutely not illegal," Mr. Ozmint told...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/27/met_133795.shtml
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ACLU calls for audit of state prison system

...comes after the Legislative Audit Council canceled plans for a Corrections Department workers survey that agency director Jon Ozmint had criticized in an e-mail and newsletter. The ACLU's letter requesting the federal review went to Mr. Sanford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/27/met_470987.shtml
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Candidates make their final push

...candidates didn't let the opportunity slip by them. As part of his five-stop tour, Republican attorney general candidate Jon Ozmint shook hands with workers as they changed shifts at R.E. Phelon Co. in the morning. Third District congressional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/11/met_343353.shtml
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SC tries alternative cell phone intercept system

...prison but now says he is testing another technology that intercepts signals from phones illegally smuggled to inmates. Jon Ozmint told a Federal Communications Commission meeting in Washington today he is now testing a system called managed access...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-09-30/sc-tries-alternative-cell-ph
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Director wants to halt fired official's return

...investigation into workers using state computers to view inappropriate images has been ordered back to work. Prisons Director Jon Ozmint told The Greenville News that a state grievance committee has ordered the official be allowed to return to work. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/04/met_468208.shtml
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Audit: State prison labor program flawed

...collecting child support and victim restitution payments, a state audit released Thursday says. State prisons director Jon Ozmint wouldn't comment Thursday on much of the report, referring questions to written comments he previously provided the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/31/met_399057.shtml
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Director says S. Carolina needs new type of prison

...1996, the Palmetto state has depended on federal funds to build three new Class 3, or maximum security, prisons. Jon Ozmint, the state's director of corrections since January, says money is no longer available and South Carolina doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/27/met_382295.shtml
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