SC Prison Escapee Being Held in State’s Highest Security Prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a convict who escaped from a maximum security prison using equipment flown into the facility by drone is now being held in South Carolina’s highest security facility. Online records showed Jimmy Causey was being held Thursday in a lockdown unit at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. Categories: Local News, News, State Tags: prison

Prison Escapee Back in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The prison escapee captured in Texas after an intense manhunt, is back in South Carolina. Corrections officials say Jimmy Causey arrived at a South Carolina Prison facility around 2:40pm Wednesday. Officials say Causey escaped last week using drones, wire cutters and cell phones. He is serving a life sentence for the kidnapping of Columbia Attorney Jack Swerling….

Mother of Inmate Killed at SC Prison Speaks to Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The mother of an inmate strangled in a South Carolina prison is questioning how two convicts serving life sentences were able to kill four people without attracting the attention of guards. Becky Kelley of Saint Albans, West Virginia, told The Associated Press on Monday “the prison guards should’ve been watching.” According to arrest warrants, Denver Simmons…

WATCH: Giving S.C. inmates a fair shot at employment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Nearly everyone who’s behind bars will return to their communities. In South Carolina, about 900 people leave our prisons every month. About 18 months ago, the Department of Employment and Workforce partnered with the Department of Corrections, to make sure these ex-offenders are given a fair shot at success. The “Work Ready Initiative” at Manning Correctional…