Mecklenburg County Jail

John Simmons / Charlotte Observer

A Mecklenburg County jail inmate attempted to escape from jail central two weeks ago.  That's what the sheriff's office said then. But the inmate actually succeeded, albeit, for a very short time before being captured.

Changed Choices Gives One Woman A Second Chance

May 1, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

Nationally, more than a quarter of all women who end up in prison, return to prison. A local nonprofit, Changed Choices, works to change that by providing support to female offenders from when they first enter prison and follows them even after they leave. After nearly a decade of work, only four percent of its clients have returned to prison.