South Carolina Addresses Understaffed Maximum-Security Facilities

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina leaders are concerned about the safety of prison guards in their facilities, due to a chronically upside-down corrections budget. Accordingly, republican Governor Nikki Haley has recommended adding $10 million to the corrections budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year to cover prison upgrades, raises for officers, and to replace severely outdated weapons at the state’s eight maximum-security prisons.

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