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Lee County prison incidents concern S.C. senators

...these situations at other places, right?" said Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, a member of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee.Massey said Corrections Department officials have not told them of any serious problems that needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-14/lee-county-prison-incidents-c
Ozmint says assaults down at state prisons

...said the lack of resources is hurting safety. Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, is chairman of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee. While surprised that assaults are down, Fair said the information tells him lawmakers should increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/03/met_414365.shtml
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Inquiry into shooting at jail continues

...continue to look for the weapon used to shoot two inmates earlier this month. At least two members of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee say it's time prison officials get help from the State Law Enforcement Division. But the head of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/29/met_413837.shtml
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Across Georgia and South Carolina

...back tax COLUMBIA -A rash of stabbings at South Carolina prisons have prompted the chairman of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee to call for an increase in the state's beer and wine tax to pay for more guards. Sen. Mike Fair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/16/met_364611.shtml
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Across the region

...COLUMBIA -The Juvenile Justice Department has too few guards and too many managers, the chairman of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee said Tuesday. The agency's director, Gina Wood, appeared at the panel's meeting. Last month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/05/met_342686.shtml
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Across South Carolina

LEXINGTON -Promising a significant tax cut and an end to what he called gimmicks and quick fixes for education, Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler on Thursday officially announced he's running for governor.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/29/met_341551.shtml
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Prison cases bring big billState's payouts pass $530,000

...inmates had keys to contained pornographic magazines and computers with Internet access. Members of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee have received dozens of complaints this year from former and current employees about mismanagement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/12/met_131938.shtml
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Across South Carolina

FLORENCE - A man found guilty of federal charges associated with conspiring to kill his sister-in-law for life insurance benefits has been sentenced to 440 years in prison.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/02/met_130718.shtml
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Use of inmates' accounts has families angry

...drastically unfair" to collect the fee only from inmates with jobs. Sen. Mike Fair, the chairman of the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, said he's comfortable with the inmates paying. "If the families don't want to put money in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/28/met_435716.shtml
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Prisons to get budget boost

TRENTON, S.C. - In another year of merciless budget-cutting, the South Carolina Department of Corrections has the rare distinction of having $19 million added to its budget, as proposed by Gov. Mark Sanford.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/26/met_402384.shtml
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