Prison

The 14-year-old accused of shooting and killing his father, then driving to Townville Elementary School and wounding two students and a teacher, has been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

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North Carolina prisons will soon stop placing their youngest inmates in solitary confinement. That's one of many changes in the works for how the state prison system treats 16- and 17-year-olds. 

Transitioning To Life After Prison

Sep 17, 2015
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The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Many of those in jail will eventually get out of prison but what happens to them then? Life after prison can be difficult. One of the biggest challenges is finding a job.  Without work, many people end up back in jail. We talk with a Charlotte organization that helps prisoners transition back into society and hear from a former inmate about his life on the outside.

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Governor Pat McCrory signed the last bill remaining on his desk into law Monday night. It allows jails and prisons to sell e-cigarettes to inmates. WFAE’s Ben Bradford reports North Carolina sheriffs advocated for the change.


Changed Choices Gives One Woman A Second Chance

May 1, 2013
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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.