(WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is partnering with the South Carolina United States Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to keep guns out of the hands of former offenders.
Project "Real-Time Reentry" will focus on violent offenders and gang members who, after their release, re-offend with firearms while still under SCDC's Intensive Supervision Services. The program ensures their swift apprehension and referral to federal authorities.
The program also offers proactive intervention as a means of prevention.
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) from the U.S. Attorney's office and law enforcement officials visit with Youthful Offenders in prison to educate them about the opportunities and resources they have to lead rehabilitated and productive lives. They emphasize the significant consequences these young people might face should they re-offend with a gun while under supervision after their release.