‘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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Are Home Blood Alcohol Concentration Breath Testers Reliable?

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North Carolina drivers may wonder if a department-store purchase, practically for pocket change, could help them avoid a potential DWI. The answer, unfortunately, is one we have heard before: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Indeed, the fine print on such products warns that the devices should not be used
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North Carolina Gun Bill On Its Way To Governor For Signature

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A gun bill that was recently passed by the North Carolina House and Senate expands some gun owners’ concealed-carry rights. It also, however, increases the consequences for violations of some gun laws. Sheriffs are able to revoke gun owners’ five-year licenses if something happens that would have made them ineligible for such licenses at the
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Sbi Audit Findings Key to Appeal in High-profile Murder Case

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When a reporter from North Carolina’s WRAL-TV sat down with Daniel Green in 1998, five years had passed since authorities had found the body of basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s father, and three years had passed since Green and another man were convicted of the crime. In that interview, Green flatly stated that he did not
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