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?
CMPD and Charlotte Fire on scene at west Charlotte pond
The sweet smell of BBQ is in the air at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church