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Lexington County To Only Allow Video Jail Visits

People wanting to see inmates at the Lexington County jail can no longer make their visits in person.


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Prison Program Uses Dogs To Teach Compassion

A new program is taking off in South Carolina’s prisons to help inmates develop compassion for others.


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Jail Officer Charged For Giving Inmates Alcohol, Cellphone

An officer at the Charleston County jail has been charged with giving contraband including a cellphone and alcohol to inmates.


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DOJ, SC Reach Settlement Over HIV Inmate Policy

The federal government has settled a dispute with South Carolina’s prisons over a policy segregating HIV-positive inmates.


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Former Officer Charged With Aiding A Prison Escape

A former South Carolina prison guard is accused of providing inmates key impressions to help them escape.


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4 Young Inmates Escape Briefly From Gaston Jail

Officials say four inmates overpowered guards at the Gaston County juvenile jail and escaped briefly.


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N.C. Prison Warden Promoted After Alleged Beatings

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.


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Lawsuit: 8 Inmates Beaten At NC Central Prison

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.


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Indictment: Inmates Got Alcohol, Women And An iPad

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.


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Witnesses: Inmate Was Denied Care Before Death

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.




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