Habitual felons– Winston-Salem Journal

No reasonable person disputes that public safety is one of government’s core responsibilities. Systems for law enforcement, criminal justice and incarceration must be strong enough to protect law-abiding citizens from those who endanger them. There are times, however, when legislators overreact to public fears about crime and put disproportionately large resources into incarceration. North Carolina’s habitual-felons law is an example. Read More >