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.

Child rapist stalked many, left mysteries, FBI says

...investigators Coniglio had asked about a week earlier for an hour of privacy in their cell in the evening, right after prison guards usually finished a round of checks. O'Berry wrote in his report that video from the jail shows a guard did not make...

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.

3 Georgia agencies have jobs to fill

...reforms that freed up money, and a crisis or two that forced leaders' hands.The Department of Cor rec tions is hiring prison guards. The Department of Juvenile Justice needs corrections officers and the Department of Family and Children Ser vices...

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76

...the testimony of thieves Alfred Bello and Arthur Bradley resulted in a conviction in June 1967.Carter defied his prison guards from the first day of his incarceration, spending time in solitary confinement because of it."When I walked into...

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...

Civil rights project seeks truth about inmate's death

The son of a Richmond County Stockade inmate who was severely beaten ? and to many, murdered ? by a prison guard 65 years ago said an apology from the State of Georgia would help him find peace in his father's death."The thing that...

Across Georgia

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. - An inmate has sued the state Department of Corrections, saying prison guards violated his rights by forcing him to cut his dreadlocks.Georgia prisons require inmates to keep their hair shorter than 3 inches...

Former guard at Augusta State Medical Prison pleads guilty to criminal offense

A former prison guard caught with a stash of tobacco pleaded guilty Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court.Derwante D. Anglin, 22, pleaded...

Women tackle tough job of guarding prisoners

...amounted to a career that she said she's come to love.More and more women are entering the professions of jailer and prison guard.At a little more than 5 feet tall, most of the jail's male inmates tower over correctional officer Jamie Ray...