NC prosecutors oppose prisoner home releases

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Submitted: Fri, 06/28/2013 - 2:29pm
Updated: Fri, 06/28/2013 - 2:32pm

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors are asking Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration to scrap a program that allows some minimum-security inmates to make home visits as their release date nears.

The Conference of District Attorneys says the state’s program puts public safety at risk and denies justice to the families of those wronged by the inmates’ crimes. An analysis of a recent weekend compiled by the conservative Civitas Institute for the district attorneys found 149 convicted felons were allowed to leave prison facilities. Of those, 36 were convicted of murder.

McCrory’s administration defends the practice. Corrections Commissioner David Guice said the program helps inmates transition into life outside prison. He said inmates are carefully evaluated before entering the program.

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Joe G. Woolard Jr.
2015 years 8 months ago

Gov I think you have completely lost your mind. As each day passes I realize why the Republician Party is going down the drink and that is all the more reason I am going to change my Party