3 officers hospitalized after assault at McCormick Correctional Institution

...Correctional Institution, officials said.Stephanie Givens, the deputy director for communications for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, said the officers were assaulted by inmates between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The officers, who have...

Fort Gordon hosts job fair Tuesday

...part-time positions. Delta Air Lines, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart, Augusta Technical College and the South Carolina Department of Corrections are some of the companies attending.From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the job fair will be open to Warrior...

SC appeals inmate case, tries mental health fixes

COLUMBIA - Civil liberties and mental health advocates say the South Carolina Department of Corrections shouldn't challenge a court order and that the agency should come up with a plan to better deal with its mentally ill inmates...

Ex-Haley aide to run SC prisons

...officially taking the helm of the state's prisons agency. Bryan Stirling is assuming control of the South Carolina Department of Corrections on Tuesday. Last month, Haley announced that she had selected Stirling to replace Bill Byars, who...

Illegal immigrants increase in SC prisons

COLUMBIA -- The number of illegal immigrants housed by the South Carolina Department of Corrections has grown from 369 three years ago to 507.There are nearly 23,000 state prison inmates, and of those who are here illegally...

Graniteville sex offender found dead in prison

...from Graniteville was found dead outside his cell in McCormick Correctional Institution on Saturday.South Carolina Department of Corrections spokesman Clark Newsom said Monday evening that Ricky Cooper, 49, who was serving a 20-year sentence...

Christmas open house at SC governor's mansion

...gingerbread houses modeled after the Gervais Street bridge and the Columbia skyline and wreaths made by the South Carolina Department of Corrections.The mansion also has a butterfly tree made by children from South Carolina and 30 other states. Haley's...

Leader kept goal to bring about change

...graduated in 1968 - South Carolina State Hospital (psychologist during graduate school), 1963-67 - South Carolina Department of Corrections, psychologist, 1967-68 - Richland 1 school district, school psychologist, 1968-69 - Aiken County...

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New kind of cleaning business

...age 25, she enrolled at Paine College. She attended college for two years, then took a job with the South Carolina Department of Corrections."I got some real lessons on life. I was exposed to a lot of situations and people that I wasn't...

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...several times before his body was found about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Josh Gelinas, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Corrections, said. Mr. Cooper, who is serving time for burglary, was transferred to the Broad River Correctional...