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Wake Correctional Center holds family day

Posted June 13, 2010
Updated June 14, 2010

— 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.

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  • Dragons_lady Jun 14, 4:11 p.m.

    debijnc..glad your family had a great visit and time...I wish more places had family days like that.

  • ForTheLoveOf Jun 14, 2:10 p.m.

    While I work with LE and believe firmly in justice, the way our system is set up, it does make it very hard for TRULY repentant ex-cons to come out and be given a second chance. There is a huge difference in mentality between the guy who stole things to make money vs the person who robbed for money. Don't get me wrong, I believe in second chances and punishment, but there is a much better chance of reforming the mindset of someone who stole vs someone who robbed. I also believe in three chances and you're dead rule. Not three chances and we keep you in prison forever. Too expensive.

  • debijnc Jun 14, 2:08 p.m.

    I don't believe the reporter had any intention of making this a story about prison recidivism rates...and as far as a family day for taxpayers...your tax dollars weren't used to fund any part of yesterday's event ("robedmundson"). This event was funded by one of the inmate groups and, I believe, the Wake CC Community Resource Committee. In addition, many Wake CC employees assisted in making this a very successful and worthwhile event. My grand daughter and I really enjoyed spending most of an entire day of family interaction with my son...who, BTW, has no less sense of family values than you do "fatchanceimwrong."

  • fatchanceimwrong Jun 14, 1:50 p.m.

    Interesting. The largest percentage of people incarcerated are of the group that values family the least.

  • Dragons_lady Jun 14, 11:10 a.m.

    Thank you for your kind comments silverflash...not every inmate requests a bible nor find religion when they go behind bars...Good question Desiderata...when they are released back into society..the inmate is still serving their sentence when they are trying to get a job, vote and otherwise become a PRODUCTIVE member of society....so it would be interesting to see the percentage of those that actually make it out and stay out...right now..I know of personally four people that have came out from behind bars and are being as productive as possible....legally and all...

  • silverflash Jun 14, 9:29 a.m.

    good. rehabilitation is part of the process. glad wake county is doing something positive to these people.