Thousands of arrest warrants have been recalled by county magistrates and municipal judges across the state after South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty issued new instructions to local magistrates. On September 15, 2017, Beatty issued a memo to summary courts, which include county magistrates and municipal judges, “decrying reported violations of the right…

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By Christopher Zoukis When looking at recidivism rates (the national average being 75 percent), the answer to this gruesome statstic is education. But while the majority of prisoners do not have enough money for an education, it becomes time for prisons to step up and find the means to educate its prisoners. These sky-high recidivism…

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