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Department of Corrections Working on Plan to Fix the System

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Department of Corrections will present a plan to the legislature to address issues in the system. Department of Corrections will present a plan to the legislature to address issues in the system.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -

The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit, but now the two are working together.

“The plaintiffs and the DOC are working together with experts to create a comprehensive plan,” said Bryan Stirling, Department of Corrections - Director.

The prison system says the main issues are staffing and security. Other problems include the physical buildings and computer systems.

“We need electronically stored medical records to better follow what medicine the inmates are taking and that's a cost,” said Stirling.

Once a plan is developed the Department of Corrections will present the plan to the governor and legislature. Stirling says he is unsure of how much money it will take to fix the problems in the system at this time.

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