Former prison guard sentenced

A former prison guard accused of trying to smuggle tobacco for inmates will spend the next six months in a state detention center.Davonte L. Brown...

Inmate claims roommate he killed at Augusta State Medical Prison wanted to die

An inmate who admitted to a prison guard that he had killed his roommate said he did so because the man was in pain and wanted to die.

Guilty plea in SC prison guard plot

COLUMBIA - An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 30-year-old Sean Echols pleaded...

Evidence of prior fatal crime can be used during murder suspect's trial

...48-year-old Chris Lowerly.Assistant District Attorney John Markwalter said Monday that Tiraboschi approached a prison guard conducting the 3 a.m. head count to say that he choked Lowerly to death in an attempt to help him sleep.According...

Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

...school graduates with jobs. Three were in college. Two worked in law enforcement ? a Columbia County jailer and prison guard.The youngest is 19-year-old Tyler Judkins, who was attending classes at Augusta Technical College and working...

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

...appellate wins in separate murder and kidnapping cases.In 1982, Owen won a federal appeal in a lawsuit against a prison guard who destroyed his typewriting table.Owen was paroled in 1983, according to an Asso cia ted Press article in November...

Former prison guard pleads guilty to smuggling phones, cigarettes

A judge agreed to give a former prison guard who smuggled in cellphones and cigarettes a probated...deed that might have indirectly led to the death of a prison guard this year, Craig said.No circumstance, no financial...

Ex-prison guard pleads guilty to marijuana charge

A former prison guard caught taking a pound of marijuana to trade with inmates pleaded guilty Thursday.Paul Castillo, 26, pleaded guilty in Richmond...

SC prison guard gave inmates key impressions

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A former South Carolina prison guard is accused of providing inmates key impressions to help them escape.The state Department of Corrections says 24-year-old...

Across the region

...weeks after inmate beat him REIDSVILLE -A Georgia State Prison guard died two weeks after being pummeled by a maximum-security...prison employee in more than a decade, officials said. Prison guard James Henderson Jr., 41, had been in intensive care...