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South Carolina’s current execution law requires inmates to be sent to the electric chair unless they choose a different method
During a search of the nurse’s vehicle, deputies found additional jail documents, medication originating from the jail, personal journals and notes addressed to inmates
When the Lee Correctional Facility inmate called T-Mobile’s tech support, the representative informed the inmate that the phone could not be reactivated because “it has been associated with a contraband device”
The detention officer’s chip bags were searched after she allegedly left her post without permission or even the knowledge of her supervisor
The detention officer at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center admitted to ordering food on DoorDash and “going out of her assigned area to deliver the food to the inmate’s pod”
A CO watched the two Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center inmates approach each other in front of her desk; both inmates drew “cutting instruments” and began attacking each other
The scheme was orchestrated by an inmate at the Lieber Correction Institution; the unnamed inmate used a contraband cellphone smuggled into the prison to create online dating profiles
Seven prisoners were killed and 22 seriously injured in the riot at the maximum-security Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville
Corrections Officer Clive Lopez Jr. testified he had to fend off inmates during the deadly riot and that he didn’t feel safe initiating a lockdown
The riot at Lee Correctional Institution left seven dead and more than a dozen injured; it was the deadliest prison riot in the U.S. in the last 25 years
As they arrived for evening shift change, all employees at prisons across South Carolina were stopped and their cars were searched for contraband
Investigations into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center were launched following allegations of inhumane conditions and violation of civil rights
By lowering the age requirement to age 18 for COs, the J. Reuben Long Detention Center has under 20 openings; last year, the jail was facing 50 open positions.
The move follows the quiet release of a convicted murderer more than a decade before the end of his sentence when a state judge approved a court order right before he retired
Electric chair is the state’s default method of execution but inmates can choose death by firing squad or lethal injection
Cookie bakers from prison ministry groups plan to deliver 19,200 home-baked and store-bought cookies to inmates at Trenton Correctional Institution
The former multi-millionaire attorney, who is serving two life sentences for murder, had his phone and canteen privileges suspended for 30 days
The riot at Lee Correctional Institution left seven dead and more than a dozen injured; it was the deadliest prison riot in the U.S. in the last 25 years
Seven inmates were killed and dozens were wounded in the riot at the Lee Correctional Institution on the night of April 15, 2018
The prison unit has men with lengthier sentences mentor young adults preparing to reenter society; the atmosphere has resulted in fewer violent incidents
Price had served 19 years of a 35-year mandatory sentence when a judge issued a directive for him to be released for giving information to prison officials
The man’s early release was through a law that allows inmates to have their sentences reduced if they help prison officials
With the $3,000 increase, Florence County COs will make more than $43,000 a year
The school shooter asked for a chance at life outside a prison cell, apologizing to the family of the 6-year-old he killed
The information was shared after a former CO’s sworn statement helped lead to the 16-year early release of convicted killer Jeroid Price
S.C. has had an unintended 12-year moratorium on the death penalty after its lethal injection drugs expired and pharmacies refused to sell the state more
The justices seemed concerned that Jeroid Price had been released secretly from prison and that no public hearing or victim notification had been held
Along with hiding the name of the sellers of drugs, the bill also keeps the names and normal jobs of the members of the execution team from the public
Bill passed to lower minimum hiring age brings a new detention deputy to Lexington County