Huge program aimed at loosening credit

SUMMERVILLE — When Sandra Carter got a phone call that her son Justin had been murdered in prison, it didn't make sense.

His criminal record wasn't violent, and he was supposed to be released in a matter of weeks. She couldn't imagine why he was housed near one of South Carolina's most violent criminals who stabbed Justin more than a dozen times with a jailhouse shank.

But Justin's killer was no stranger to hair-trigger violence. Kenneth Henry Justus had committed two murders in the Upstate, earning him life behind bars.