Charlotte Talks: Misconduct In The North Carolina Prison System
Monday, June 12 2017
The Charlotte Observer uncovered troubling misconduct in North Carolina prisons involving sex, drugs and gang violence-- by prison corrections officers. Mike Collins is joined by the reporters who conducted the investigation.
They found a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence with some officers running lucrative contraband rings inside prison walls.
Other officers regularly have sex with inmates or beat shackled prisoners or force them to endure what some say amounts to torture.
Mike Collins will hear more from Charlotte Observer investigative reporter Ames Alexander and data reporter Gavin Off, who undertook this two-year investigation.
Ames Alexander, investigative reporter for The Charlotte Observer
Gavin Off, data reporter for The Charlotte Observer
View videos produced for the story and the full series here.