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Warrant: Corrections officer attempted to sell earphones, watches to inmates

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James O'Neal (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) James O'Neal (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) -

A South Carolina corrections officer has been arrested, accused of providing contraband to inmates.

James O'Neal is charged with misconduct in office, criminal conspiracy and furnishing contraband to prisoners. The South Carolina Department of Corrections says O'Neal is a corrections officer at the Lee Correctional Institution, a South Carolina prison that has had numerous incidents contraband.

O'Neal is awaiting a bond hearing at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

According to warrants, O'Neal attempted to sell earphones and watches to an inmate for $400.

Just last week, SCDC Director Bryan Stirling said a prisoner who escaped a Dorchester County maximum-security facility did so by using a contraband cell phone and wire cutters. Jimmy Causey was arrested in Texas Friday, four days after escaping Lieber Correctional Institution. 

One employee at Lieber Correctional Institution was fired as a result

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