• New Jersey Nov 6, 2019

    Supply Company Accused of Diluting Spices Sold to Prisons

    A Pennsylvania-based supply company is accused of diluting spices sold to prisons across the country. The Post and Courier reported federal prosecutors in South Carolina have filed a false claims lawsuit against FlavorPros LLC. It says FlavorPros cut spices with flour, starch and other fillers to underbid competitors for $500,000 in federal procurement contracts. FlavorPros was owned by Charlene Brach,...

  • The Associated Press Sep 4, 2019

    Conversion Therapy Crusader Has Something to Say: He's Gay

    A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation’s biggest conversion therapy ministries came out this summer, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy program. Hope for Wholeness founder McKrae Game is now trying to come to terms with the harm he inflicted over two decades when he was advocating for religious efforts to...

  • United States Aug 10, 2019

    SC Death Marks 14th Black Transgender Woman Killed in US This Year

    A black transgender woman, Pebbles LaDime Doe, was killed this week in South Carolina, making her the 14th black transgender woman killed in the U.S. this year, authorities said, NBC News reported. Doe, 24, who was mis-gendered in initial reports, was found dead Sunday in a car parked in a driveway in Allendale County, according to the Post and Courier....

  • The Associated Press Apr 27, 2018

    South Carolina Prison Riot Leaves 7 Inmates Dead, 17 Injured

    Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.”...
    At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured at...

  • The Associated Press Apr 18, 2018

    Legislators Seek More Oversight After Deadly Prison Violence

    Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead and 22 injured this week at Lee Correctional Institution, has some legislators calling for more oversight and transparency at the state Department of Corrections. At a news...

  • Governor Apr 17, 2018

    7 Dead in S. Carolina Prison Riot

    A riot at Lee Correctional Prison in South Carolina over contraband cellphones left seven inmates dead and 17 others injured. Bishopville residents say there are frequent riots and uprisings at Lee Correctional.

  • Arizona Apr 7, 2018

    S.C. Rep. Draws Gun at Meeting, Says He Won't Be a Gabby Giffords

    A South Carolina congressman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals. Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman placed the .38-caliber gun on a table during the “coffee with constituents” meeting at a Rock Hill restaurant, news outlets reported. “I’m not going to...

  • JUDGE Mar 28, 2017

    Man Who Bound Dog's Muzzle With Electrical Tape Gets 5-Year Maximum Sentence

    A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson’s sentence Friday represented the state’s maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson’s sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won’t extend his prison time. The 43-year-old North Charleston man was sentenced a day earlier...

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