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  1. Warrant: Corrections officer attempted to sell earphones, watches to inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | WMBF

    James O'Neal is charged with misconduct in office, criminal conspiracy and furnishing contraband to prisoners. The South Carolina Department of Corrections says O'Neal is a corrections officer at the Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina prison that has had numerous incidents contraband .

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  2. A cell phone helped put a hit on this man, now he's on a mission to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | WMBF

    ... bleeding. He remembers his wife quoted scripture over him. Investigators say an inmate from Lee Correctional Institution ordered the hit on Johnson while in prison with a contraband cell phone. Johnson said the attack in his home is just one example ...

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  3. Corrections officer accused of providing contraband to inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 11 | WIS-TV Columbia

    James O'Neal is charged with misconduct in office, criminal conspiracy and furnishing contraband to prisoners. The South Carolina Department of Corrections says O'Neal is a corrections officer at the Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina prison that has had numerous incidents involving inmates with cell phones and other contraband .

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  4. Report shows double-digit drop in South Carolina inmates who return to prison after releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Post and Courier

    A few inmates at the Lee Correctional Institution Step Down Unit watch TV in their free time on July 19, 2016. File/Brad Nettles/Staff A few inmates at the Lee Correctional Institution Step Down Unit watch TV in their free time on July 19, 2016.

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  5. Cut the potentially deadly prison cell phone connectionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Post and Courier

    ... the prison where I worked as a corrections officer. At the time of the attack, I was working at Lee Correctional Institution, a prison about 50 miles east of Columbia, South Carolina. I was charged with keeping contraband such as weapons, tobacco, ...

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  6. Drones smuggling porn, drugs to inmates around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Fox News

    ... for guards to more easily spot approaching drones. This move came shortly after guards at the Lee Correctional Institution discovered a downed drone during a routine perimeter check that had crashed while carrying cellphones, marijuana and tobacco ...

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  7. FCC Approves Measures Intended To Combat Prison CellphonesRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2017 | ECNmag

    ... lead officer tasked with keeping contraband items like tobacco, weapons and cellphones out of Lee Correctional Institution, a prison 50 miles east of Columbia that houses some of the state's most dangerous criminals. The items are smuggled inside, ...

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  8. Beats behind bars: Carnegie Hall musicians back at SC prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Connecticut Post

    This photo provided by Sommer Sharpe shows an inmate playing a trumpet at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. A chamber ensemble affiliated with Carnegie Hall has been at Lee Correctional Institution this week, working with about 40 inmates to create music of their own.

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  9. FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | KRON 4

    ... lead officer tasked with keeping contraband items like tobacco, weapons and cellphones out of Lee Correctional Institution, a prison 50 miles east of Columbia that houses some of the state's most dangerous criminals. The items are smuggled inside, ...

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  10. 7 years after nearly dying in prison-orchestrated hit, South Carolina ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Post and Courier

    ... led to his death. The 15-year corrections veteran was working as an anti-contraband officer at Lee Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina's most violent prisons, about 50 miles east of Columbia. Early one morning as he prepared to leave for ...

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  11. Ex-guard targeted in hit via inmate's cellphone to testifyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Capt. Robert Johnson is photographed outside of the guard house at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C. Johnson, an ex-South Carolina corrections officer who was nearly killed in a hit orchestrated by an inmate using an illegal cellphone is asking federal authorities for help to make sure nothing like it happens again.

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  12. Corrections officer charged with smuggling liquor, weed into prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    A Department of Corrections officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged with smuggling contraband inside the prison, according to several arrest warrants. Shatara C. Wilson has been charged with introducing contraband into a prison, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and misconduct in office, warrants from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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  13. Deputies: Man shot in backside in Spartanburg Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    ... living in filthy conditions inside a condemned home. A Department of Corrections officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged by SLED with smuggling contraband inside the prison, according to several arrest warrants. A ...

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  14. Blue Buffalo recalls some dog food cansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    ... living in filthy conditions inside a condemned home. A Department of Corrections officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged by SLED with smuggling contraband inside the prison, according to several arrest warrants. A ...

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  15. Dozens in Vietnam mark anniversary of border war with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    ... living in filthy conditions inside a condemned home. A Department of Corrections officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged by SLED with smuggling contraband inside the prison, according to several arrest warrants. A ...

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  16. Another SC Corrections ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | FITSNews

    ... attorney for the state of South Carolina. According to reporter Cynthia Roldan , a guard at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested after she attempted to smuggle alcohol and marijuana into the facility. Obviously we're not saying all of this ...

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  17. Corrections officer charged with smuggling liquor, weed into prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Department of Corrections officer at Lee Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged with smuggling contraband inside the prison, according to several arrest warrants. Shatara C. Wilson has been charged with introducing contraband into a prison, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and misconduct in office, warrants from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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  18. New twist on file-in-cake scheme: Drones flying over prison wallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Courier-Tribune

    ... synthetic marijuana crashed before making it over the 12-foot-high razor wire fence surrounding Lee Correctional Institution, about 90 miles south of Charlotte. Many contraband smugglers still rely on less high-tech methods: throwing things over ...

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  19. Change at White House renews hope for jamming cellphone signals at S.C. prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | Post and Courier

    ... because he came down and heard the field hearing," said Stirling, who added that Pai toured the Lee Correctional Institution. "I'm more hopeful that maybe we'll get some movement." Stirling said be believes jamming cellphone signals at prisons is ...

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  20. Interactive art: Decoda Cello Quartet pays visit to Kershaw Co. schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... play at Carnegie Hall to community venues like public schools. The group also paid a visit to Lee Correctional Institution on Tuesday. "We feel that music and art have the power to inspire, to heal, to bring people together. And we certainly share ...

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