North Carolina Man Facing Statutory Rape Charges

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A man who is well known in his community is facing charges that seem unthinkable. A well-liked and respected youth leader at the Unity United Methodist Church in Salisbury has been arrested and is facing statutory rape and other sex crime charges involving minors. As law enforcement officials in North Carolina don’t take such accusations
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North Carolina Prisoner Argues He Should Have Been Free Years Ago

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North Carolina’s sentencing laws became significantly stricter in 1994. Before then, people convicted of serious crimes such as murder could lower their sentences with good behavior. Life sentences could last no longer than 80 years, and then some prison sentences were reduced by 50 percent. All this bears on the sentence for a man who
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Reasons Behind Declining Us, North Carolina Prison Populations

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As we discussed earlier, the U.S. prison population has fallen three years in a row. This third year makes the trend statistically significant in the eyes of some analysts. From 2011 to 2012, the prison population declined by more than 25,000 people. Remarkably, more than 1,000 of those people were in North Carolina. According to
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