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Dec 9, 2021

Official: Upgrades needed at detention center after escape

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina juvenile detention facility is in need of emergency security and safety upgrades after several minors escaped and caused damage, a state official has told lawmakers. Officials need to replace a faulty door-locking system at the facility at the department’s Broad River Road complex in Columbia, Department of Juvenile […]

May 21, 2021

Lawmakers grill South Carolina’s juvenile prisons director

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina legislators are pushing to replace the director of the state’s embattled juvenile prisons, who stumbled through more than three hours of questioning Thursday. Lawmakers are scrutinizing the department after a scathing report released by the Legislative Audit Council last month found there has been an uptick in violence, a failure […]

Aug 2, 2018

Year for supervisor who ordered guards to hog-tie juveniles

COLUMBIA (AP) A former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison has been sentenced to a year in prison for ordering guards to hog-tie two inmates because they made too much noise. Court records show 36-year-old Nicole Jenice Samples was sentenced in federal court Aug. 1. She pleaded guilty to two counts of deprivation of […]

Apr 26, 2018

Pough becomes permanent director at juvenile justice agency

COLUMBIA (AP) A former state agent is now the director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Freddie Pough (pronounced pew) was approved to his new job April 25 by the state Senate. Pough had been running the juvenile justice agency on an interim basis since January 2017. He was hired to be the department’s […]

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