Can a South Carolina without parole work?

It's a simple concept: no parole means no crimes committed while on parole, but would the prisons overflow? And that's the question The Post and Courier sets out to tackle in its latest piece on parole.

As-is, the system would likely fail, but others states have been able to pull off abolishing parole if sentences are reduced a small amount.

Head over to The Post and Courier to get their analysis on the topic, but be forewarned, they've got lots of emotion-pulling tales in their story.

The paper also offers a piece on rehabilitation challenges for young offenders, and their high "55 percent failure rate."

Writer's note: Heavy stuff, kinda depressed now. I'd suggest reading the two in separate sessions.

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