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Say cheese! (access required)

Recently, in an effort to combat contraband, the South Carolina Department of Corrections supplemented its undermanned workforce by sprinkling the perimeters of some of its prisons with state guardsmen. The volunteers added eyes and ears to an agency desperate to ...

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That dotSucks (access required)

DotSucks has been stirring things up since at least 2015, when Fortune magazine called it “the most controversial domain name on the internet.” Back then, the company behind www.get.sucks, Vox Populi Registry Ltd., was making headlines for selling .sucks website ...

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A growing problem (access required)

With all the controversy and tragedy surrounding the South Carolina Department of Corrections recently, it’s about time a little bit of lighthearted news escape its communications office. So, cue the passionate melodies and sexual jingles because the most recent report ...

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Doctor to dealer (access required)

  A jailhouse lawyer, this Sidebar reporter has heard of. But a jailhouse doctor, well, that’s a new one. Mackie Walker, a former podiatrist, might not be the only physician in the federal prison system, but he’s the newest. Walker, ...

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No need for panic (access required)

Rep. Ralph Norman earlier this month pulled his loaded .38-caliber pistol from underneath his clothing and placed it on the restaurant table before him. His aim was to show constituents during a meet-and-greet at the Rock Hill Diner that guns ...

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