Carruth will also have certificates for the programs he completed while locked up, including a registered examiners' card from the North Carolina Board of Barbers and a barber's certificate from Central Carolina Community College.
Despite his high-profile case, officials said Carruth won’t receive any special privileges and will be treated like any other released inmate.
In 1999, Carruth was charged with planning the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams.
Doctors managed to save their son, Chancellor Lee, but the trauma Adams suffered before she died left the child with cerebral palsy.
The former Panthers first-round draft pick was sentenced to 18-to-24 years in prison after he was convicted in January 2001 for conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was found not guilty of first-degree murder.
Adams was shot four times by Van Brett Watkins.