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U.S. Justice Department Prepares To Release 6,000 Inmates

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The U.S. Department of Justice is scheduled to release about 6,000 inmates at the end of October as part of a larger effort to reduce overcrowding in prisons and scale back punishment for low-level drug offenses.

North Carolina is set to release approximately 218 inmates, the fifth most in the country.

Host Frank Stasio talks with NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about who was granted early release and the effects

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