Man gets 20 years in South Carolina prison guard shooting

COLUMBIA - A judge sentenced an Orangeburg man to 20 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to kill a South Carolina corrections officer in a hit ordered by an inmate with a cellphone.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Former Augusta State Medical Prison guard guilty of smuggling drugs

A former guard at Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling drugs to inmates.

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...

Across the region

Guard held hostage at Lee CorrectionalBISHOPVILLE, S.C. - A prison guard was held hostage at a South Carolina prison for several hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but was been rescued by officers...

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Prison guard charged over pepper spray COLUMBIA -A guard at a juvenile prison has been arrested after, police say, he sprayed a youth in...

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A prison guard who escaped a car that sank in a flooded creek credits an episode...before she was rescued. She blew on a whistle attached to her prison guard uniform to attract rescuers, who didn't know her exact location...

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