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  • dadgumit Oct 23, 2009

    Life in prison to me it means what it says LIFE you leave prison after you die . You go out the gate toes up. Lf a member of my family was Raped or Murdered I would like to see them get out . Then they would pay for what they had done !! There is no reason to Rape someone to easy to do do other free things !! I lie the old days jury says guilty the Judge said to be hung by the neck until dead !! Very simple no argument !! Yes I work in a prison every day!!

  • EverythingTicksMeOff Oct 23, 2009

    Bev Purdue is taking the easy public-relations politically-correct route. A courageous governor would obey the law despite all the ignorant citizens who can't quite grasp that the law is the law, both when you like it and when you don't.

  • jimmycrackcorn Oct 23, 2009

    "I think jimmycrackcorn needs some medicine to calm out of Ridlin today?"

    Oh please. I didn't write what I really want to say because of the censor.

    Personally, I would thank the heavens if my family member was a victim and they were going to release the prisoner that did it.

    I had some maniac try to carjack me back in the early 90's we caught him and they let him go on 15 felonies due to his legs being cut off while he was on parole. He's on facebook now...bahahaha...I might add him as a friend.

  • personality Oct 23, 2009

    The closing of facilities that house inmates should be something most people in NC will be Happy to see. The inmates at these facilities will be moved to other ones and who knows where people who are committed to Correctional Facilities might go as more people are sentenced.

    If you do not want to pay for new facilities and you want to close other ones.....where can they go except to be released early?

    Where will we go next? Who knows?

  • working for deadbeats Oct 23, 2009

    I threw up a little after reading this. Coping??? Bwaahhaahaa!!

    I wonder how the victims and their families are coping these days? Sit in there and rot!!!! This is as G rated or AKA as Golo rated as I could make it.

  • Dragons_lady Oct 23, 2009

    if my husband got as many infractions as these inmates did..he would lose his good behaviour can't these inmates lose theirs that is allowing them to get out now?????? or is it once again a major difference between state and federal>>>>>

  • affirmativediversity Oct 23, 2009

    The prisoners filed a laws arguing their sentence had been unfairly changed from "Life, meaning 80 years" to "Life, meaning without the possibility of parole".
    They based their argument on sound fact of the Law at the time of their sentence...This the COURT CORRECTLY RULED in their favor...Life for the should mean 80 Years.
    The Court went TOO FAR when it "calculated good time" within the decision.
    "Time Off for Good Behavior" is a NOT PART OF ANY SENTENCE/JUDGEMENT it is a WHOLELY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS seperate and apart from the Judicial System.

    If the Supreme Court Ruling is allowed to stand then ALL Judges must define within ALL sentences the inmates "time of for good behavior" and ABSENT that provision within the Judgement I'd argue THE INMATES GETS NONE!

    The NC Supreme Court can't have it both ways.

    Oh and the LAW has no provision for "JUDGES" to make provisions for "Good Time Off"...hmmmmmmm!

  • HeBlessesMe Oct 23, 2009

    I read this story, and while the crimes were unfortunate, most of them are due to be released soon whether it is next week or next year. I understand that the crimes were heinous and I have a very young son, but I also have family members who served time for whatever reason. They were set to serve a lot of federal time, but due to the good behavior and time credits, they were released early and have stayed away from the life of crime. Men and women who rape and sexually abuse children today do not generally get life sentences. Do I believe that those who murder should be set free? No. Especially since some of these criminals only know crime. But then again, we do not know, they may have also shown remorse since their crime and have changed their lives.

    I understand that their victims did not get a chance, but as a society, we are to uphold the law.......on both sides of the coin.

  • Tax Man Oct 23, 2009

    And, I hope they all feel sick (the felons) about this - they should! And they should feel this way for the rest of their lives!

  • Tax Man Oct 23, 2009

    Hey, they should not give any of these folks credit for serving "good time" - that is what is expected of them. If they get infractions or violations it should add time to their regular sentence. Good time is what they should be doing anyway - for at least 80 years! Letting them have "good time" reductions in their life sentence is like paying your employees overtime for just showing up for work! Keep them in until they hit that 80 year mark. Thanks Bev, I do not agree with you most of the time but I sure do on this one!

  • wwwalker Oct 23, 2009

    RaceCard I don't hope they get out because what they did was okay. I think these people have committed awful crimes. I don't know what the punishment should be, that's not for me to decide. I DO think that the Governor should respect the law.

    I mean, isn't the point of the corrections facilities to reform offenders and hopefully someday allow them to enter back into society, after their "debt" has been paid? I put debt in quotes because, in these cases, the debt is impossible to re-pay. We haven't mastered time travel or re-animation. So, until Frankenstein walks, or the Delorian reaches 88 MPH and disappears, all we can rely on is the LAW.

    Are we going to have a judicial system based on emotions or logic? Our emotions tell us to keep these guys in jail, logic says let them go (that is, if you buy into the whole, laws are meant to be followed thing)

  • Proud Young Grandma Oct 23, 2009

    Well if they want to go by the "old" law - lets go even further back... they got the death penalty - I don't see them wanting to challenge the law that overturned that. Let's wipe the slate clean - and give them their original sentences.

  • SME2 Oct 23, 2009

    I'm coping with the fact that these inmates rights are being trampled on by GovBev who only wants to cover her hide.

    I think jimmycrackcorn needs some medicine to calm out of Ridlin today?

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 23, 2009

    So is Gov. going to return every inmate released because their time was caculated wrong.

    Sounds good to me, if your 9 year old was raped and their rapist about to be released...wouldn't you expect your legislature to explore every possible option to keep him locked up? Or are you so blinded by hate for the Democrats that you would rather see a rapist released than Bev trying to stop this.

    reminds me of another group of people: "Give us Barrabus!!"

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 23, 2009


    they are evaluating the good time credits. They were sentenced under a law that was enacted b/f good time credits were considered. Therefore, they are going to argue that the new laws did not apply under old sentencing guidelines. Just as you cannot pass a law to extend sentences and apply to someone already convicted, you cannot shortend their sentence...this is the argument they will make in the courts.

    Let them rot in prison until every legal option to keep them in is explored. As for the law being the law, I agree, so let them evaluate the good time credits....and bring on the lawsuits, inmates file them everyday for stupid things like bad tasting meals to unreturned shoes....if it keeps these rapists and murderers in jail, drag it out as long as possible.

    don't know how you can hope for a rapist to be released who raped a 9 year old girl

  • wwwalker Oct 23, 2009

    I hope they get out!

  • Air Biscuit Oct 23, 2009


    Kudos! +3

  • TwoLinePass Oct 23, 2009

    I am glad they're "coping" with the decision to not let them out up to 45 years early on a technicality. The Governor should be applauded for not letting this travesty occur. On a side note, does journalism exist at all anymore? Are muddle-brained activists seeking to undermine public opinion away from anything that makes a society stable all we have left?

  • fatcat11 Oct 23, 2009

    If they knew how hard it is to find a job,they would probably volunteer to stay in prison...

  • teck21567 Oct 23, 2009

    The Law was written and approved in the 70's, An inmate chalenged and won the right to be released. Now Gov. pretending to be Higher than the NC SUPREME COURT. If everyone would look and see how many Muders and rapest have already been released or paroled, you would really cry. So is Gov. going to return every inmate released because their time was caculated wrong. She is grasping at straws. Do us a favore, stay in China and we will find someone who follows the laws of NC..

  • G-man Oct 23, 2009

    Whatever happened to life without the possibility of parole?
    Proud Young Grandma

    If you kept up with what your elected officials do, then you would know that in October 1994 the law changed so that a Life sentence now is life without parole. Just another prime example of all the clueless voters out there that put us in the boat we're in.

  • Professor Oct 23, 2009

    I'm coping with the fact that I'm having to pay to keep these murdering raping a-wholes with a warm place to live and 3 meals a day to eat.


  • got2bfree Oct 23, 2009

    The N.C. Supreme Court has spoken. They may not get out next week but they are getting out if their credits were calculated correctly. Perdue can defy all she wants to. She have been proven wrong before and this is going to be another one added to her list. Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!She is now greater than the Superior Courts... Yeah!!!!!Right. Sure these people committed some awful, detestable crime but they did not make the laws. Law is Law. It can not be changed at will. We all have to leave with injustices everyday that are beyond our control. This is one of the issues. In the prison system they have good time, merit time. This gives a inmate should he should the opportunity to be on his best behavior to gain some credits. They have allowed it to almost all inmates so now it is these 20 inmates time and now everyone is hollowering fowl. I can see lawsuits coming. When the time is up it is up.

  • affirmativediversity Oct 23, 2009

    "Coping??!!!?? Are you serious??!!??

    Sit in jail all you killers and rapists and pedophiles...sit there and rot....sit there and think of the pain you have caused in this world...sit there and die!!!" per Jimmycrackcorn

    "+ 1 jimmycrackcorn" per Miketroll3572

    Make that +2 jimmycrackcorn!!!!

  • Glass Half Full Oct 23, 2009

    FINALLY - The Governor makes a decison I agree with. Now we can only hope it holds up in court. These folks should never be released. They were sentenced to life for a reason and their victims and/or the families of their victims should be able to rest knowing that LIFE means LIFE and that these folks will never walk free again.

  • SkepticalGirl Oct 23, 2009

    I'm coping with the fact that I'm having to pay to keep these murdering raping a-wholes with a warm place to live and 3 meals a day to eat.

  • jimmycrackcorn Oct 23, 2009

    proud young grandma,

    That is the crux of this story. The laws when these animals were put away were changed later amking it harder to be released. So they are saying they have to release them under the terms of the old laws.

  • miketroll3572 Oct 23, 2009

    + 1 jimmycrackcorn

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 23, 2009

    he got "sick" how about his pity...stay there and rot

  • Proud Young Grandma Oct 23, 2009

    Whatever happened to life without the possibility of parole?

  • Oct 23, 2009

    The victims of the crimes are trying to "cope" also. That is, the victims that weren't murdered.

  • fatchanceimwrong Oct 23, 2009

    They were sentenced to life in prison so that they could cope with what they did to their victims, and so that their victims & families could cope with thier losses, which will last the rest of thier lives, without these monsters being able to hurt them again. Let these criminals cope with that for the rest of their cages where they belong...for life. To most people, a life sentence means they spend the rest of their lives in prison. Okay, so the law says life is 80 years. None of them have done 80 years yet.

  • colliedave Oct 23, 2009

    Cecil Morrison said Friday he got sick after he learned of Gov. Beverly Perdue's decision that good behavior credits that would have let the 49-year-old inmate go free next week were improperly applied

    at least he had a chance to feel "sick"; his victim didn't have that option

  • jimmycrackcorn Oct 23, 2009

    Are you serious??!!??

    Sit in jail all you killers and rapists and pedophiles...sit there and rot....sit there and think of the pain you have caused in this world...sit there and die!!!

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