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1:33 pm on Monday March 31, 2014

Jail Break music, arts festival returns at the Old City Jail

This year’s edition has been dubbed “Optical Delusions!” and will feature local artists, artisans, dancers, musicians, comedians, food trucks, and more. The Old City Jail will be transformed into an insane funhouse that was inspired by the minds of...
12:05 am on Sunday November 18, 2012

Two officers fired from Beaufort County jail

The Island Packet's Anne Christnovich writes about the firings, in part: "fired for misconduct -- one for lying about two fugitives and another for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate, according to county employment dismissal records."
11:14 am on Sunday November 6, 2011

Man found dead in Charleston County Jail

Inmate was found dead Saturday morning in the Charleston County Detention Center, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
11:01 am on Saturday September 10, 2011

Following 2008 death at Beaufort jail, a $284,500 settlement

On New Year's Eve in 2007, 46-year-old Jesse Greer died while he was under the custody of the Beaufort County Detention Center.  And now a pair of lawsuit's lodged by Greer's widow have been settled by the county and the detention center's medical...
8:16 am on Wednesday July 27, 2011

Cigarettes are expensive and times are tough

Myrtle Beach Police An in-kind donation lands two in jail for prostitution early this morning.  Tammy Lynn Wicker from Green Sea was presumably having a nicotine fit when Christopher Robert Saia of Pawleys Island was walking by at around 5:00 a.m...
3:35 am on Sunday May 29, 2011

In wake of civil liberties trail, Berkeley jail tries to explain stance

Image by Flickr user JD Hancock These little pieces of metal are a big worry at the jail.As a trial date continues to near in the U.S. Justice Department and ACLU case against the Berkeley County jail over alleged First Amendment violations, the...
12:00 pm on Tuesday April 26, 2011

Dorchester County jail considers tent cells

Image by Flickr user rtelka Let's hope that Dorchester County's tent jail cells would be more secure than this one.Tents for inmates--it'll be just like camping out! Right? Not sure about that, but it certainly would be a cheap and quick way to add...
3:10 pm on Thursday December 9, 2010

South Carolina's prisons once again running out of cash

Image by Flickr user my southborough$7.5 million is the magic number this time that the South Carolina Department of Corrections is forecast to run in the red, and the group wants permission to operate at a deficit. Something that is not welcome...
2:10 pm on Thursday December 9, 2010

South Carolina's prisons once again running out of cash

Flickr user my southborough $7.5 million is the magic number this time that the South Carolina Department of Corrections is forecast to run in the red, and the group wants permission to operate at a deficit. Something that is not welcome news during...
12:12 pm on Wednesday July 28, 2010

Three possible suicides in recent weeks in Charleston

The Post and Courier has the reports of two possible suicides at the Naval Weapons Station and one at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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