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5:04 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Sheriffs Successfully Push For E-Cigarettes In Prisons

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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.

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9:12 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Changed Choices Gives One Woman A Second Chance

Candice Ikard works at the Second Helping coffee and food cart
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.  

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