FayObserver.com – Cumberland jail shortfalls examined

North Carolina Corrections Secretary Alvin W. Keller, a Fayetteville resident, touted Gov. Bev Perdue’s plan to increase substance-abuse and mental-health counseling so prison funding could be decreased.

Cumberland County Commissioner Billy King rounded up some of the usual suspects Friday and brought them in for a talk about the county jail.

District Attorney Ed Grannis and Sheriff Moose Butler made their now-familiar arguments for a bigger jail – largely that criminals are being set free because the county has too few beds to house them.

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