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...

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

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's former chief of staff is officially taking the helm of the state's prisons agency.

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...

Thomas Boatwright Jr.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Jackson Boatwright, Jr., 64, of Columbia, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Born June 14, 1949, in Columbia, he was a son of Frances Gibbons Whitten Boatwright and the late Thomas Jackson Boatwright, Sr. A member of Red

Leader kept goal to bring about change

AIKEN - The imposing stare from behind his thick, square-rimmed glasses has become a signature look for John Bradley at Aiken County Board of Education meetings.

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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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Illegal immigrants increase in SC prisons

COLUMBIA -- The number of illegal immigrants housed in the South Carolina prison system has grown from 369 to 507 in three years.

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...