Corrections chief goes before Senate panel

State prisons director Bryan Stirling addresses staffing shortages at the Department of Corrections. By Cynthia Roldán
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State prisons director Bryan Stirling addresses staffing shortages at the Department of Corrections. By Cynthia Roldán

Emily Bohatch is a breaking news reporter for The State. She also covers South Carolina’s prisons and updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Tom Barton covers South Carolina politics for The State. He has spent more than a decade covering local governments and politicians in Iowa and South Carolina, and has won awards from the S.C. Press Association and Iowa Newspaper Association for public service and feature writing.