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  • Tax Man Nov 3, 4:48 p.m.

    How can any person convicted of TWO murders ever get out of prison for any reason? She should be in for life without any possibility of parole and should not be eligible for any work release program. She killed two people! Go Bev!

  • Here kitty kitty Nov 3, 2:26 p.m.

    I missed something somewhere. How can she murder 2 people and not be on death row but instead out on parole? How did that happen?

  • ghwhitaker1_old Nov 3, 1:47 p.m.

    Raindog: I read your post several times before I commented. I fully understand what you wrote. I just happen to believe your viewpoint is awfully shortsighted. The vast majority of people in prison will, one day, get out and go back home to their communities. I believe society is much better off assisting them in becoming employable and leading law abiding lives. Stamping the scarlet "C" on their foreheads only encourages more criminal behavior, which costs us all in the long run.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 3, 1:36 p.m.

    So, jas0508, answer the question. Should former convicts (people who served their time) be able to get jobs? Or, do you want to support all of them on welfare forever? Why would you fault anyone who hires them?

  • mrr03 Nov 3, 1:27 p.m.

    The beauty of double talk.

  • lilreno is in the wind Nov 3, 1:27 p.m.

    This just goes to show that perdue is one of the biggest hippocrits in this fine state.

  • arfamr1005 Nov 3, 1:26 p.m.

    how you gonna try to hold free people in jail one day and hire a felon the next? i'm so confused

  • ncpilot2 Nov 3, 1:17 p.m.

    Let's see, 'ol Gov. Bev releases statements how she is tough on crime and "would not allow" the inmates to be released, then hires a convicted murderer to work for the state. Sounds like business as usual in our severely corrupted state government. I'm not saying that a person who has "done their time" should not be given a chance. But, when many other non-convicted people are needing jobs, where are the priorities within the government. Plus, it's not like this lady stole candy at a movie theatre. We're talking Murder!

    I hope and pray everybody remembers all this corruption and replaces EVERYBODY at the poles next time.

  • NCPACKER Nov 3, 1:13 p.m.

    ----"What's another criminal in state government in this state?" - REDSTATESMANWATTS

    I love it! Just loved it!

  • pbjbeach Nov 3, 1:12 p.m.

    If you ask me bev should have fired her comm director wel before now just for the fact that he was continually allwoing her to put her foot in her own mouth just as with the release of this article after she had made the statements that she had previously made about the release of the inmate prisoners due to be release after having supposely having servered their alloted timed sentences or at least according to the current laws thank you

  • jas1022 Nov 3, 1:08 p.m.

    Happygirl8: Your relaxed, who cares comment sums up the way people think today. How about we let some terrorist work in our government as well? I guess you wouldn't mind that either.

  • artist Nov 3, 12:53 p.m.

    "Man this board is crazy! The inmates that work in most Government jobs are not "hired", paid a wage, and they are not on "work release". They are part of another program. They are brought to these jobs by DOC, they work there (once they've passed a rigorous investigation), then they are returned to the prisons at night. It is better than letting them sit in prison and rot away or otherwise be involved with other hideous things, that occur there, that in no way assist them with rehabilitation. There are no wage costs involved people, get a grip. If they are paid a wage (work release programs), it is at a far less cost than that of hiring a regular citizen. It's been done for many years and plays an intricate part in assisting the inmate to reintegrate into the normal population."

    No... I think the point many of us are trying to make is that a convicted double-murdered should not have the pleasure of work release. They do not need to be rehabilitated.. cause they should never get out.

  • twc Nov 3, 12:38 p.m.

    "Well who cares really? I mean its not like she is going to kill Bev. She is just working b/c they will let her. Paying back some of the $$ we have spent keeping her up in prison for all these years. Doesn't really bother me.
    HappyGirl08"

    Well, it really bothers me (and many others) that this callous cold-blooded murderer is even allowed to be free! How much of her money is spent for retribution? Probably $0.00!!!!

  • RedStatesManWatts Nov 3, 12:37 p.m.

    bev, if you gonna go out one day then why not go out big huh? What is your next move Bev, legalize pot?

  • RedStatesManWatts Nov 3, 12:35 p.m.

    What's another criminal in state government in this state?

  • twc Nov 3, 12:35 p.m.

    "twc- Arson and Arsenic are 2 different things.
    Tired of thoughtlessness"

    Oops!! Typo! I meant arsenic. Arsenic is slow and painful. And it was administered on more than one occasion.

  • anothersmallbusinessman Nov 3, 12:34 p.m.

    Man this board is crazy!
    The inmates that work in most Government jobs are not "hired", paid a wage, and they are not on "work release". They are part of another program. They are brought to these jobs by DOC, they work there (once they've passed a rigorous investigation), then they are returned to the prisons at night. It is better than letting them sit in prison and rot away or otherwise be involved with other hideous things, that occur there, that in no way assist them with rehabilitation.
    There are no wage costs involved people, get a grip. If they are paid a wage (work release programs), it is at a far less cost than that of hiring a regular citizen. It's been done for many years and plays an intricate part in assisting the inmate to reintegrate into the normal population.

    Focus on the real problems.....

  • podtalk Nov 3, 12:33 p.m.

    Hey Holloman, cook Bev up a batch of brownies, will ya?

  • 5-113 FA Retired Nov 3, 12:33 p.m.

    Must be related to Bev, Mike or McQueen.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Nov 3, 12:29 p.m.

    pbjbeach-
    Caps are never easier to read.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Nov 3, 12:28 p.m.

    twc-
    Arson and Arsenic are 2 different things.

  • HappyGirl08 Nov 3, 12:28 p.m.

    Well who cares really? I mean its not like she is going to kill Bev. She is just working b/c they will let her. Paying back some of the $$ we have spent keeping her up in prison for all these years. Doesn't really bother me.

  • twc Nov 3, 12:25 p.m.

    I tried to ask if anyone knew how much the former inmate was paid while working for the state but I guess my description of the nice lady didn't fly with the wral censors.

    Does anyone know how much the kind killer was paid?

  • jas1022 Nov 3, 12:24 p.m.

    hereandnow99: Most people that have committed this type of crime can't get work once the business finds out their criminal record, but leave it to a lib to get a murderer a job. Next she'll be hiring tax evaders, money launderers, and extortionist.

  • aintbackingdwn Nov 3, 12:12 p.m.

    I said from day one that these convicts would end up working for the Wake County Schools - doesn't seem so unbelievable thanks to Bev

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 3, 12:04 p.m.

    Are people saying that former convicts should just stay home, not work and pull welfare? Or, should they work to be productive members of society after they debt is paid?

    You can't have it both ways people. If they're re-habbed, they're valid members of society and should be treated that way. Otherwsise, gov't handouts would go way up. Want that?

  • news4u Nov 3, 11:49 a.m.

    Birds of a feather, flock together.

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 11:35 a.m.

    "Was not trying to justify the system - just trying to shed some light on the issue.
    momnay"

    The issue seems to be that Bev talks out of both sides of her mouth.

  • wa4mjf Nov 3, 11:29 a.m.

    What will tell the tale is her actions when she is faced with a court order to release them. Is she all hat and no cattle, as the Texians say? I think she'll fold like an accordian, although Dalton could do no worsse and, maybe, better.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:29 a.m.

    Comedy writers couldn't keep up with Bev's administration.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:27 a.m.

    No communication director is ever going to be able to keep Bev from walking on her own tongue.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:26 a.m.

    This Governor is a walking contridiction. No communication director is ever going to be able to keep her from herself.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:25 a.m.

    This is just another example of how Bev is a walking contridiction.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:25 a.m.

    This is just another example of how Bev is a walking contridiction.

    Has she only been in office for 10 months? It seems like an eternity.

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:24 a.m.

    No doubt Bev fired her communications director...she doesn't have a very good track record at keeping them in her employ.

    This is just another example of how Bev is a walking contridiction.

    Heaven help us for three more years...

  • gtstallings45 Nov 3, 11:23 a.m.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Bev fired her communications director. Wonder what lucky person will be hired next at a six figure income?

    This is just another example of how Bev is a walking contridiction. Does anyone know what this woman's sentance was and did she serve it all??

    Heaven help us for three more years...

  • momnay Nov 3, 11:16 a.m.

    Was not trying to justify the system - just trying to shed some light on the issue.

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 11:06 a.m.

    momnay

    But you can't deny that Bev had no problem using an inmate that was convicted of killing two human beings. Surely she could have found a non violent offender to do the job.

  • Nikka Nov 3, 11:03 a.m.

    Maybe she should hire Michelle Young's husband also... I hate double standards.

  • momnay Nov 3, 10:53 a.m.

    Sally Holloman WORKED for Lt. Gov Perdue. She is no longer on staff - I think many people would be surprised at how many courthouse employees are prisoners on work release. Doesn't "solve" the issue, however - if this lady was qualified to do the work and was approved, then Bev Perdue was not out of line at the time. One current issue seems to be that many of these are NOT model prisoners, have not earned work release and will not be supervised. just my 2 cents

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 10:51 a.m.

    "This really makes her sound like a hypocrite.
    BluHevn"

    Ya think?

  • BluHevn Nov 3, 10:47 a.m.

    This really makes her sound like a hypocrite.

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 10:47 a.m.

    ""Gov.Perdue's communications director (?) resigns!" momtobe"

    Is it possible the cd got canned for not talking Bev out of her China trip and the new guy came up with the "I'll risk jail to prevent prisoner release" campaign?

  • NCSUNCalum Nov 3, 10:45 a.m.

    Government seems the best place FOR criminals as of late.

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 10:35 a.m.

    "Someone has probably already said this but I am going to say it anyways... Put the 27 prisoners she held in prison to work in her office. That would be interesting!
    4lilboys"

    Maybe as advisers on how to adjust to the prison system? Could be very helpful for those in the "good old boy" and girl state political network.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Nov 3, 10:33 a.m.

    Someone needs to check her in to the hospital.

    Good people who obey rules in this country should be given a job first.

    This Governer has some serious mental and thinking issues.

  • nufsaid Nov 3, 10:31 a.m.

    "I seen on my tv, across the bottom of the screen as it was scrolling by, "Gov.Perdue's communications director (?) resigns!" Is this something that happened today, yesterday and weeks ago. Seems I cannot find it on WRAL this morning.
    momtobe"

    No worries for Bev. Don't forget that she just hired a new spin doctor at taxpayer expense. The two spin doctors must have had a falling out. Now we need to watch whether she just puts her new one into the now vacant position or wastes taxpayer funds to hire yet another one.

  • Outside the Beltline Nov 3, 10:30 a.m.

    I read another story online that has more details. Holloman has not worked for the governor for some time, and she was apparently better known for having shot and killed a Johnston County businessman after poisoning her husband. This story could use an update.

    I think it's pretty ridiculous that a convicted murderer could be hired by the then-lieutenant governor considering the hoops other state employees have to jump through. If Governor Perdue believes in rehabilitation in that case, it's hypocritical for her to argue against it now.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 3, 10:30 a.m.

    Perdue said, "I’m talking about people who were on death row,...."

    Exactly the same place your employee should have been for committing murder. What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

  • RAINDOG Nov 3, 10:26 a.m.

    INTER ALIOS
    Go back and read what I posted , maybe then you will understand . This person killed two human beings and now she is rewarded with a job working for the governor. I know many people that have lived a good clean life and never hurt anyone and they can't get a job with the governor or anyone else right now. Don't give me that "help the down and out". This person committed the worst crime and should not be rewarded with a job working in the governors mansion. A prison kitchen might be more in line.

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