A Charlotte Observer investigation found that a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence thrives inside North Carolina’s prisons – and that the officers who are paid to prevent such corruption are instead fueling it.
Mark Carver is serving a sentence of life in prison without parole in the death of 20-year-old Ira Yarmolenko. But Carver insists he didn't kill her. In a six-part series, the Observer presents the defense he never got.
In a cell block inside one of the state’s most dangerous prisons, an inmate stabs a rival gang member 13 times. When investigators examine surveillance videos of the murder, they’re troubled by what happens a few hours later.
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Gang members with shanks attack rival inmates. Did prison officials allow the deadly assault?
Did an inmate smuggle a cellphone? Here's the unlikely way prison officers investigated.