SCSU trustees are standing by the school President Thomas Elzey, despite some lawmakers’ call for him to step aside. Charleston state Rep. Chip Limehouse is pushing to keep the school open as it gets its finances in order. Source: The State, CRBJ

New analysis by the Electronic Frontier Foundation shows that South Carolina prisons are putting inmates in solitary confinement after they illegally access Facebook from inside jails, sometimes for decades at a time. Source: EFF, Slate, P&C

In other prison news, a new Brennan Center study shows that lowering incarceration rates in many states, including S.C., correlated with a drop in crime rates. Source: NPR

This weekend’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition marks the unofficial beginning of tourist season. Don’t miss our SEWE guide right here. Source: CP

The state Senate unanimously confirmed Susan Alford to head up the troubled state Department of Social Services yesterday. Source: The State

Critics of Clemson’s decision to not rename Tillman Hall are appealing to state legislators to overrule the trustees, but it’s unclear if there would be enough support for such a proposal. Source: G’ville News

Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin says the state Ethics Commission is investigating him for alleged involvement in December’s local referendum that he calls an “unintended mistake.” Source: P&C

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