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Columbia County Detention Center deputy jailer arrested

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A Columbia County Detention Center deputy jailer has been charged with giving inmates items without consent and violation of oath by a public officer.

"Several days ago, we developed information that drugs and a cellphone may be in our facility," according to an email from Maj. Steve Morris with...

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2 COMMENTS

  1. So, why does this keep happening?? These officers are surely trained not to aid prisoners in any way contrary to their policies. Surely they’ve seen and read of other officers who have done the same and get thrown in jail, forever losing this livelihood. Surely they know the criminal is the “bad guy” who can’t be trusted. So just what makes these officers think it’s okay to help the prisoners??
    I’d love for the Augusta Press to ask officials what it is that makes these officers change their mindset and provide these things to the prisoners. Are they being threatened, blackmailed, or befriended??
    I just don’t get it.

    • Not saying this makes it right but maybe, just maybe it’s the horrible pay? This guards make little or nothing while politicians that do little or nothing get gas cards, masters tickets and I’m sure other things we will never hear about..(yes I know that’s Richmond County but I’m sure the same thing goes on in every county too..still doesn’t excuse his criminal behavior..

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