Fewer inmates in South Carolina are returning to prison than anywhere else in the country. Department of Corrections Director Bryan Sterling announced the Palmetto State has the lowest recidivism rate in the nation at 21.9%.
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The Department of Corrections is looking to hire more than 100 full and part-time positions at 21 different prisons across the state. You could be hired on the spot at their job fair tomorrow.
Starting tomorrow, the Department of Corrections will begin phase one of in-person visitation for vaccinated inmates at certain prisons. Those include the Palmer, Livesay, Goodman and Manning institutions.
Some state prisons will reopen for in-person visits this month. The Department of Corrections says visitation will resume June 19 for vaccinated inmates at minimum security facilities across the state.
As of Monday, the South Carolina Department of Corrections says there have been 42 inmate deaths related to the coronavirus. Officials say the latest death was a 62-year-old inmate from the McCormick Correctional Institution.
South Carolina officials say state inmates at a high-security prison locked a guard into a cell Sunday night.
Some prisoners in South Carolina will soon be able to attend college for free.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections is spending close to one million dollars on air purifiers to combat the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
A proposed bill would make electrocution the default method of execution in the state
Nearly 40 men and women are currently on death row in South Carolina, but no executions have been carried out since 2011.
Some inmates in South Carolina say their prisons still are on lock down eight months after a riot that killed seven inmates.