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12:00 pm on Wednesday February 24, 2010

House debate on warantless searches continues

The state House is involved in a debate this afternoon on whether or not to grant law enforcement officers the right to search people on probation and parole without a warrant. According to The Post and Courier, the bill is pushed by Charleston...
11:18 am on Friday August 21, 2009

Examining the need for tougher sentencing of violent offenders in S.C.

Image by S.C. ETVImage by 20090821-crime.jpg After a wave of violent crime allegedly committed by prior offenders, S.C. ETV has done a piece on the need for tougher sentencing and the reforms needed to make it happen, and accommodate longer stays in...
6:35 am on Wednesday February 25, 2009

Warrantless searches could soon come to those on parole in S.C.

A bill that would allow criminals on parol or furlough to be searched without warrant is advancing through the South Carolina Senate and is off to the House. Go get the story at The State.
2:05 am on Sunday October 26, 2008

Probation and parole monitoring take hit in funding cut

After noting how critically under-funded the agency is, state lawmakers have decided to cut $2 million from the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services' $50 million budget. Read more stories on this subject in our budget cut topic...
4:37 am on Thursday August 28, 2008

Can a South Carolina without parole work?

It's a simple concept: no parole means no crimes committed while on parole, but would the prisons overflow? And that's the question The Post and Courier sets out to tackle in its latest piece on parole. As-is, the system would likely fail, but...
8:05 am on Tuesday August 26, 2008

Parole system falters as prisons swell

A system once used as more of a reward for well-behaved offenders is increasingly being used for its cost-saving benefit, according to The Post and Courier. Read more stories on this subject in our parole topic page.It costs some $14,000 to house a...
3:18 pm on Sunday August 24, 2008

No easy answer to stopping violent crimes by those on parole

Parole is a touchy and complicated topic, especially when your area has a problem with repeat violent offenders. And a number of area crimes have put the spotlight on parole problems. The Post and Courier dives into the topic with a pretty big...
4:59 am on Wednesday July 23, 2008

State AG wants to get rid of parole

Image by flickr user Jay EricksonImage by 20080723prisons.jpg McMaster says the plan will save the state a lot of money, but will it really work? More than that, the question is whether it can get past the legislature. S.C. Attorney General Henry...