NC Inmates Held From Release Programs

North Carolina is preventing the 20 inmates caught in a legal dispute from participating in work and community programs that allow them time outside of prison.

Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree said Friday the inmates have been riding an emotional roller coaster and officials didn't want them to make any rash decisions while in society. Acree said the state expects to restore out-of-prison privileges early next week.

The quandary began last week, when the state announced that the 20 inmates would be released following a Supreme Court ruling that limited the length of their "life" sentences. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday that she would block their release, arguing that good behavior credits they had accrued were improperly applied.


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  • by Not Above The Law Location: RMNC on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:38 AM
    Curtis and Ashley: Am I to asume that if these inmates have no place to stay, you wouldn't mind them moving in w/ you for awhile? I mean, atleast until they get back on their feet? Hmmmmm, thought not.
  • by Curtis on Oct 24, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    To the son's wife of Trooper Davis-I have been victimized myself and have a dead relative at the hands of gumen.And I am all for justice,but I try to draw the line at revenge.It will consume whomever is in its path.Hate and resentments are toxins to ones heart.My earlier comments that you responded to were more about the law.The law they were convicted and sentenced under calls for release at this time.And I think that it maybe a failure to our judicial system if its not adhered to.I really do emphathized and sympathize with the family.It is not like these people haven't spent time in jail.They have been locked away for a very long time.
  • by Curtis on Oct 24, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    As for their infractions since they have been in jail,if they really were significant,they would not be elgible for Parole.
  • by To Ashley Location: Duplin County on Oct 24, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    It says your location is "DC". I hope that you are in The District of Columbia (D.C.) and NOT Duplin County. I would like to think no one here in Duplin County would actually be rooting for these convicts to be free. While you are there reading the Bible, you might want to read EXODUS 21:22-25. And before you start preaching to others, keep in mind that you are not the only person with a Bible! You said, "Everyone has skelton in their closet, no one is perfect". That's true. If you are a murderer or rapist you don't need a closet in prison, and that's where someone like that should be. We are not judging these criminals. They have already been charged and sentenced for their crimes. You dear Ashley are now judging us! If these people are released now, they could do more harm to other innocent people including yourself or some of your family members. Think about that.
  • by Ashley Location: DC on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    Nobody wnats to die. Read your bible and it tells you ground you come from,,ground you go back too. We all have a date to die and Govenor Predue and Prsident can't stop you from death.Live your life and stop trying to judge these criminals. Every-one should have a second chance. You need to pray and ask ,God all great to guide you and yours. Everyone has skelton in their closet, no one is perfect. Watch and see if God don't have the last say so.
  • by I can see it now...... Location: Eastern N.C. on Oct 24, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    Rev. Al Sharpton will be coming out of the woodwork and scream discrimination; because, these inmates are not being released as first promised. N.C. will be all over CNN News next week! What a joke. These men/women should never be released with a "life sentence". Eye for an eye. Life for a life............TO CURTIS: Since you want them released so badly, I suggest you and people like you get your guest rooms ready! Let the murders and rapists come live IN your home!
  • by To Ms Davis Location: Washington on Oct 24, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    I understand your turmoil and I wholeheartedly agree these monsters should be kept in prison. I am truly sorry your father in law had to die at the hands of cowards but more than likely, he was doing the job he loved, and wearing the uniform that only a few can do. Please remember, this world will pass away and they will be held accountable to a higher judge than what we have here and the punishment they recieve then will FAR outweigh any punishment they are now recieving or get out of on this earth. God Bless your entire family. In the words of Billy Graham, "I know how it all ends, I've read the last page of the Bible."
  • by Trooper Davis' Son's Wife Location: Bertie on Oct 24, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    To Curtis, I just wish I could understand why people like you can feel these people should be released. Why should they get a second chance at life when they took the lives of good people that did not want to die. They all knew what they were doing. I believe you would feel different if someone killed one of your family members in cold blood. These killers and rapist have no care for other peoples lives. I feel something is wrong in the mind of people that think killers and rapist should just walk free. Put yourself in our shoes just for awhile. Our family did not want lose our loved one but the killers decided it was time for them to die. As far as I am concerned, they should die in prison so they can't hurt or kill another person and for doing these awful things to others. I pray this never happens to you or any of your family members.
  • by to curtis Location: nc on Oct 24, 2009 at 05:00 AM
    Have you not been reading/hearing the whole story? Maybe you need to take a step back and go do that right now. These prisoners have infractions on them from their stay. Some of them have gotten into trouble for doing the same thing in there that they are in jail for. Maybe they can be released into your garage so they can rape your daughter, son or wife. They should have gotten the death penalty.
  • by Curtis Location: NC on Oct 23, 2009 at 08:48 PM
    The (ACLU)should step in to help expedite the releases of these inmates.Wrong or right they have served their time under the structure of that law.Now the time has been spent it is time to free these people.What about all the other individual cases that have come through the system under the same law and are out living their lives.Any amending of this law shouldn't have any bearing on them now for their time served.It is no need now too try and reinterpret the law,its language is all to clear.
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