weekends http://wfae.org en Prosecutors Protest Weekend Inmate Releases http://wfae.org/post/prosecutors-protest-weekend-inmate-releases <p>You may have assumed that a convicted felon who is serving time in a North Carolina prison would not be found hanging out at home or on a golf course on some weekends.&nbsp;&nbsp; But each year, hundreds of state inmates -&nbsp;including some convicted murderers -&nbsp;are granted weekend leaves under a long-standing program designed to help minimum-security prisoners transition back into society.&nbsp;&nbsp; The<em>&nbsp;News &amp; Observer </em>in Raleigh <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/27/2994215/prosecutors-want-end-to-prisoner.html">published details</a> of the program on Friday, and WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with reporter Craig Jarvis.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:24:22 +0000 Mark Rumsey 30329 at http://wfae.org