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In a 62-45 vote, the House approved the 20-page bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, reduce non-parole- eligible sentences and increase the drug amounts necessary for charges.
Jessica Goodwin, Andrews' new victim's advocate, didn't always have a passion for crisis counseling. But after getting her bachelor's in psychology, she realized oftentimes victims are overlooked in the criminal justice system.
South Carolina officials have approved a plan allowing law enforcement recruits to complete the first portion of their training at state technical colleges, a move many in the law enforcement community are heralding as a leap forward for the profession. Still, some have reservations.
Psychiatric evaluation of defendants, along with treatment for those who need it, is becoming more expensive as the need grows, and the system is, at times, overburdened.
On a private South Carolina island, a fight ended in death and legal questions when a security guard, sent to the scene ahead of deputies, shot and killed a man.
Now, a host of Charleston-area agencies and organizations are collaborating to not only share the story and attempt to give Thomas Martin the honor he's due, but using Martin as a symbol that could lead to healing and transformation in a city that many say is still divided on issues of race.