The Upstate suffers from a labor shortage, and a few businesses are turning to a former prison inmate for help.
In 2003, Don Williams was days away from finishing a year-long sentence for a drug trafficking charge at the Broad River Correctional Facility when he got a call from his sister.
His oldest brother, who had been released from the same prison a few months before, overdosed on heroin after eight years clean, triggering a fatal heart attack.
“It bust his heart wide open,” Williams said.
Grief-stricken, Williams returned to his cell, where he found a letter laying on his twin-sized bed. It was from his brother, written the day he overdosed. In