N. Carolina Dilemma: More Prisons or Shorter Terms

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http://www.news-observer.com/front/story/2576569p-2391108c.html North Carolina legislators say they are facing a no-win situation as they deal with a prison population that's spiraling upward in tough times, the Raleigh News & Observer says. A state commission has offered five options for changes to state law that could eliminate the need for 5,600 prison beds over the next 10 years. They include reducing the impact of prior convictions on a person's current penalty, cutting the minimum sentence for . . .

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