It probably won’t surprise you to hear that it costs a lot of money to keep someone in jail. $20,000 a year in a state prison, and $30,000 a year in a federal prison. But the cost is even higher when a former inmate turns back to a life of crime, which is what happened recently when an ex-convict killed a chef in a Charleston restaurant. A sad situation that our next guest is working hard to alleviate.
Mike Switzer interviews Amy Barch, executive director of Turning Leaf in Charleston, SC.