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9:00 am on Friday August 5, 2011

Charleston jail may soon be solar panel Mecca (updated: installation compete, savings begin)

Image by Flickr user Chandra MarsonoUpdate August 5: The $325,000 solar panel array has been installed on the roof of the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that the system was installed as part...
3:48 am on Saturday February 12, 2011

Charleston jail guard in hot water after allegedly claiming wallet

Image by Flickr user shareski Less than a week after one Charleston County Detention Center officer was arrested, a second officer has been charged with larceny.  Joseph Ladson, 53, is accused of claiming a wallet with a large amount of cash that...
12:12 pm on Wednesday July 28, 2010

Three possible suicides in recent weeks in Charleston

The Post and Courier has the reports of two possible suicides at the Naval Weapons Station and one at the Charleston County Detention Center.
3:23 am on Wednesday April 7, 2010

Charleston County's jail expansion is nearly here (update: opens today)

Image by Flickr user Vincent Montibus Dress nice for the interview, but don't fumble the handcuff trickery. Update April 7: The 332,000-square-foot expansion to the Charleston County jail, designed to ease the chronic overcrowding that has...
9:31 pm on Monday July 28, 2008

Three escaped inmates recaptured

Update 2, July 29: The Post and Courier reports that all three escapees have been captured. The third inmate, Julius Clifton Barfield, was recaptured Monday evening after a tip was called in. Update July 28: ABC News 4 reports that two inmates who...
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