Inmate Release Still Postponed

Thursday was the day 27 violent criminals were supposed to be released from state prisons.Five of them were convicted of crimes, including murder and rape, in Eastern Carolina.

Governor Beverly Perdue, however, ordered the inmates stay in prison until the courts system can look at whether they should have been given good conduct credits.

The offenders, who were sentenced to life in prison, were scheduled to get out, in some cases after serving only 30 years.


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  • by big deal on Oct 31, 2009 at 03:52 PM
    i hate to say this but inmate have been getting out years that had life in prison and its not new to perdue its just a big deal now because a trooper was killed
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    Let them all rot.
  • by BEACHBUM3 Location: NAGS HEAD on Oct 29, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    Our wonderful governor dumpling knew from the start that she was just running off at the mouth when she first begain to talking about keeping these convicts in jail beyond their scheduled release dates with their good time credits that if the nc supremes had said that they were to be released that they would in all likelyhood be released she is just looking for another photo op since returning from her overseas vacation ( oh excusse me her trade mission )thank you
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Oct 29, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    WITN, I heard that the 20 inmates will be FREED. Have you heard this news!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Oct 29, 2009 at 05:51 AM
    popped their bubble didn't she?
  • by P on Oct 29, 2009 at 03:54 AM
    Screw the inmates, they are there for a reason LIFE!
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