An officer at the Charleston County jail has been charged with giving contraband including a cellphone and alcohol to inmates.
The federal government has settled a dispute with South Carolina’s prisons over a policy segregating HIV-positive inmates.
A former South Carolina prison guard is accused of providing inmates key impressions to help them escape.
Officials say four inmates overpowered guards at the Gaston County juvenile jail and escaped briefly.
The warden of North Carolina’s Central Prison has been promoted and given a 15 percent raise, less than two weeks after reports about a lawsuit alleging he failed to stop systematic beatings of handcuffed inmates held in solitary confinement at the Raleigh facility.
A federal lawsuit on behalf of eight inmates at North Carolina’s Central Prison alleges correctional officers used “blind spots” out of view of security cameras to beat handcuffed and shackled inmates.
Authorities say Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker allowed hand-picked inmates to live in a dorm, have televisions and an iPad, go on trips to the lake and spend holidays with his family.
Inmates at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex say prison officials refused medical care to a 51-year-old man who died less than two days later.
The grass in Chester County might go uncut, county ambulances and police cars would no longer be repaired for the mere cost of parts and the courthouse wouldn’t stay as clean without the labor of 28 prisoners the county borrows from the state.
In his nearly 30 years behind bars, a convicted murderer named Thomas hadn’t seen much evidence that the S.C. Department of Corrections was living up to its name.