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A rehabilitation program that could become a national model (Post & Courier)

Shakiem Maxwell will tell you straight — he was headed down the wrong road, doing all the wrong things. At 22, he already had a rap sheet that included attempted...

This ‘Crazy’ Plan Shook Up An ‘Old School’ Federal Prosecutor’s Outlook (The Huffington Post)

Sean Kittrell has been a federal prosecutor for more than two decades. He packs a gun in Charleston, South Carolina, where he’s known as a “traditional, old-school, tough-as-nails violent crime...

U.S. official says prison system’s best reentry program cut ‘dramatically’ (The Washington Post)

The Justice Department’s second­-highest-ranking official Thursday said that the federal prison’s most successful education and reentry program has “dramatically” shrunk in recent years, leaving more than 10,000 inmates on a waiting...

A different path to a second chance (Charleston Business Journal)

Selling drugs was just a way of life for Kelvin Dayse. Growing up in the Gadsden Green housing project in downtown Charleston, Dayse said he was taught to think with...

Charleston offenders offered another chance at freedom, with new prison alternative program (Live 5 News)

Amy Barch doesn't just take chances, she gives them. In 2011, Barch founded The Turning Leaf Project, a volunteer-led initiative focused on educating criminal offenders and preparing them for successful...