‘Mass Incarceration’ Ending? Prison Numbers Fall 3 Years In A Row

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North Carolina’s prison population dropped by more than 1,000 people last year, and the state was not alone. More than half the states in the U.S. reported lower prison numbers. The overall drop was 1.7 percent — more than 15,000 people across the country. This is in opposition to historical trends. Beginning in the 1970s,
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Sentencing for Federal Drug Crimes is Strict, Serious

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Federal drug charges can involve accusations of drug possession, drug distribution, drug trafficking and other offenses. In dealing with these serious charges, federal courts differ from state courts in significant ways. For people who have been accused of federal drug crimes, one of the most monumental differences is how sentences are handed down. One might
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