Raleigh, N.C. — Inmates at the Wake Correctional Center participated in a day of healing with their families Sunday.
Families took part in a wide range of activities designed to open a dialog and begin the process of healing, reconciliation and recognition.
"Many times incarcerated offenders leave prison to reintegrate with their families with little or no transition opportunities. Wake Correctional Center is providing that positive transition opportunity," Anthony Perry, acting superintendent of Wake Correctional Center, said.
Funds for the event are raised by inmates through leadership activities.
“A day like today, you are able to come down the whole day and spend it with your family. You are able to rehash back to the past. You are able to build those family ties back which are so important,” inmate Darin Carter said.
Carter has been incarcerated for 11 years. He is scheduled to be released next year.