Crime (page 5)

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    Budget Basics: Prison costs

      North Carolina spends $30,000 to keep a person in prison for a year. This is 50 percent more than Georgia spends, according to the Vera Institute. This gap means Georgia could hold 46,145 prisoners in 2015 at a cost of $922 million while North Carolina spend $1.1 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, February 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legal challenges for opponents of new solar energy operations in North Carolina. The Daily Journal highlights a high-profile former federal prosecutor’s assessment of the contrast between secretive federal investigations focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online about longstanding problems within N.C. prisons. John Hood’s Daily Journal defends new legislation that tweaks N.C. class-size rules, the state elections board’s composition, and $58 million tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2018
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    Feds are not alone in deserving blame for campus kangaroo courts

    Naomi Schaefer Riley explains at National Review Online that colleges engaged in questionable legal proceedings long before the federal government got involved. Disciplinary panels — including ones that involved students — were set up in the ’60s and ’70s to adjudicate violations of schools’ honor codes, such as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2018
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    Fans of law enforcement should deplore FBI corruption

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist takes aim at a current argument circulating within the media and among left-of-center partisans. Many people in the media have jointly arrived at the same talking point. They say that criticizing the bad actions of specific people at the top ranks of a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online interviews U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx about American higher education challenges. Tarrah Callahan’s Daily Journal focuses on the need for prison reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on public support for prison reform. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains that President Trump is dominating political discussion on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Telemedicine can offer great benefits to North Carolina, but the state should avoid passing a telemedicine “parity” law that would dictate payments to health care providers. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson recaps the latest action from a one-day…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2018