Wasted time, extra miles and lax security. It was all caught on camera in a WBTV News 3 investigation.
We found state prison inmates being driven around aimlessly on the taxpayers dime. Buses were driving in circles, stopping at rest stops, truck stops and fast food restaurants.
"We appreciate WBTV bringing this to our attention," said George Solomon.
Solomon is North Carolina's Director of Prisons. After we showed him our investigation, the state launched its own.
"(The investigation) was initiated immediately after you called it to our attention," said Solomon.