More than a quarter of the crime committed in Charleston County last year was the work of just 1,900 men.
And 12 of them are sitting in Amy Barch’s classroom this morning.
Many of them are drug dealers, but some dabble in carjacking, home invasion and armed robbery. A few have shot people, a couple are gangbangers. The only thing they have in common is that they’re all violent, repeat offenders with long rap sheets and dim prospects.
And they are all looking to Barch for a way out.