Parole setting free long-term inmates

Parole setting free long-term inmates

There are 88 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Oct 20, 2007, titled Parole setting free long-term inmates. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The sweetness of Betty Norton Young's mountain accent does little to reveal the tragedy she has endured for 30 years.

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Gloria

AOL

#63 Oct 25, 2007
The Jackson Co. murders in 1975 were horrible. Homes were broken and lives changed forever. None of the 5 men involved were lily white. However, Lloyd Green and Gerald Franks had no criminal records or charges other than being a public drunk. The others had been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods and were scheduled for court when the murders happened. With blood alcohol levels of.19 to .36, everyone was drunk. No weapon was ever found and Hyatt and Green were convicted only on circumstantial evidence. Just recently, Dwayne Allen Dial was released from prison after serving 18 yrs. for the rape of a 12-year old that he did not commit. Innocent people go to prison,too. I believe in forgiveness and believe they should be paroled and given a 2nd chance.

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#64 Oct 25, 2007
truckermike wrote:
it sounds good to just say lockem up forever,,but thers the issue of money,,if they kill they should be killed after the appeal process, which should be done in a matter of months and not years.
Your idea of the death penalty looks good on paper. But in reality, the ACLU and Sister Prejeans followers will find a way to get around that.

The appeals process is a waste of time and money of the criminal justice system.

In NC, Velma Barfield was executed in 1984 after being sent to death row in 05-1978.(6 yers)

Blanche Moore has been on death row since 11/16/90.(17 yrs)

Karla Faye Tucker from TX sent to death row 1984 and executed 1998.(14 yrs)

Appeals process should be limited to 5 yrs for filing. If the attny does not make it in time.
Too bad, too sad. The time frame for death row should be 10 yrs. Period.

This would free up our attorneys and courts tremendously.

And if the anti death penalty people do not like this idea, perhaps they should go to the Middle East or Asian countries.
The American

Hiawassee, GA

#65 Oct 26, 2007
He must have been a democrat or a black man. If he is getting out of prison for killing somebody.
The American

Hiawassee, GA

#66 Oct 26, 2007
I see on television just about every day were a black football player or some black rap singer is getting out of jail for killing some body. But they always say they was mistreated by the white people.

I have a cousin who supposedly raped a young girl. When he was in high school. And he got a life sentence. This happened in Whittier, North Carolina. He has been in prison now for 20 years. And I don't see anybody letting him out of prison. And he was a young white man. When he went in.

“RadicalDudette”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#67 Oct 26, 2007
There is a black man in Central Prison for murder of a white young lady in the early 80's. His
rap sheet from the DOC is lengthy. And he has gone through several re-trials to be removed from
death row.

He is now doing life until he dies. He was first convicted when he was 21. He is now 55 yrs old.
Too many infractions (41) will not get him a parole date.

If he was ever to be released, he would not change. He has been a felon since 1976. He progressed from safecracking to rape to murder.

So race does not always a part of the release program.

But is a darn shame that the state is releasing murderers.
Texas Proud

Conroe, TX

#68 Oct 27, 2007
Bob Magnus wrote:
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I am not referring specifically to the parolees mentioned in the article, whom I do not know. But I do know a number of others who were convicted of murder many years ago, given life sentences, became truly rehabilitated, and were later paroled. These men are now assets to our society. The sensationalism of today's article encourages our courts to lock the doors and throw away the keys. We can't afford that mentality and it's not fair.
What chance for rehabilitation do their "Victims" have? What chance of starting a new life do their victims have? Killing another "Human Being" is irreversible, as should be the punishment for the crime! These "Assets to Society" that you refer to. Are they able to compensate those families that they "Destroyed" by their ruthless actions in any way? Can they replace the father to the children that isn't there any more, or the husband that has been taken away? No! For this "Justice System" (and that's another term I use very loosely) to turn these murderers loose, is not only a slap in the face to the victims of this person's crime, but to every law abiding citizen in this country. They have sentenced their victims to eternity, and such should be their sentence!
Texas Proud

Conroe, TX

#69 Oct 27, 2007
Gloria wrote:
The Jackson Co. murders in 1975 were horrible. Homes were broken and lives changed forever. None of the 5 men involved were lily white. However, Lloyd Green and Gerald Franks had no criminal records or charges other than being a public drunk. The others had been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods and were scheduled for court when the murders happened. With blood alcohol levels of.19 to .36, everyone was drunk. No weapon was ever found and Hyatt and Green were convicted only on circumstantial evidence. Just recently, Dwayne Allen Dial was released from prison after serving 18 yrs. for the rape of a 12-year old that he did not commit. Innocent people go to prison,too. I believe in forgiveness and believe they should be paroled and given a 2nd chance.
Circumstantial evidence is one thing, but where there's irrivocable proof (ie. video surveillance, witnesses etc.), the process should be short and exact.
C Codd King

Johnson City, TN

#70 Oct 28, 2007
This article just proves what a joke this State and Governor Easley is.
Heather

United States

#71 Oct 31, 2007
This article sickens me for more than one reason. This family has not gotten any justice for one and for another my ex husband molested 6 children in 2004 at the Childrens Home in Franklin NC and because he was held in county for 2 yrs and not conviced till 2006 he falles within the guidelines of the old fair sentencing guidlines and will be let out soon he got a min of 12 yrs and a max of 21 and only has to spend 4???? wtf is that all about??
Brevard NC

Denmark, SC

#72 Nov 2, 2007
Gloria wrote:
The Jackson Co. murders in 1975 were horrible. Homes were broken and lives changed forever. None of the 5 men involved were lily white. However, Lloyd Green and Gerald Franks had no criminal records or charges other than being a public drunk. The others had been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods and were scheduled for court when the murders happened. With blood alcohol levels of.19 to .36, everyone was drunk. No weapon was ever found and Hyatt and Green were convicted only on circumstantial evidence. Just recently, Dwayne Allen Dial was released from prison after serving 18 yrs. for the rape of a 12-year old that he did not commit. Innocent people go to prison,too. I believe in forgiveness and believe they should be paroled and given a 2nd chance.
Yes they did commit the crime they murdered 3 men if your so big in 2nd chances let them live with you are they already planning on it?

DO THE THREE MEN MURDERED GET 2ND CHANCES NO, WHAT ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THEM I GUESS THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS! THEN OR NOW WHY DONT YOU MEET WITH THE FAMILYS OF THE ONES THAT ARE DEAD AND SEE HOW THEY FEEL THEY GET NO SECOND CHANCES TO KNOW THE ONES THEY LOST. THE ONES YOU ARE SPEAKING OF WAYNE WAS MY BROTHER HE DESERVED A CHANCE AT LIFE A CHANCE TO HAVE A FAMILY.
THESE TWO MEN WE MORE THAN PUBLIC DRUCKS THAT COMMETED THESE BRUTEL MURDERS AND SECOND CHANCES THEY DESERVE NOTHING BUT TO ROT IN JAIL AND THEN IN HELL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.SO UNLESS YOU HAVE WALKED IN THE SHOES OF SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST SOME ONE TO A MUREDER AND KNOW HOW DEEP THE PAIN IS THEN CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK AND STAY THERE.
MURDER COMMITED SENTENCE GIVIN AND FULL TIME ALL TIME GIVIN BY THE JUDGE SHOULD BE SERVED.
AND EVEN THAT TIME WILL NOT HEAL MY FAMILYS HEARTS.
Juanita

Asheville, NC

#73 Nov 2, 2007
gloria, murder is murder.killing three people is a pretty big crime. There was two people that heard them brag about what they had done. How would you feel if some one took your brothers or your child life would you want to see them out.I saw my parents suffer.you may not care but I do.Why would a person even want to come back to a place where they would be around the victims family is beon me. The thing is they don't care they are not sorry for the pain they have put others through.and I don't think it will be long untill they do the same thing again.Most of them that get out do end up back in prison and that is what I feel will happen here.
Teresa

Kent, WA

#74 Nov 2, 2007
Gloria wrote:
The Jackson Co. murders in 1975 were horrible. Homes were broken and lives changed forever. None of the 5 men involved were lily white. However, Lloyd Green and Gerald Franks had no criminal records or charges other than being a public drunk. The others had been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods and were scheduled for court when the murders happened. With blood alcohol levels of.19 to .36, everyone was drunk. No weapon was ever found and Hyatt and Green were convicted only on circumstantial evidence. Just recently, Dwayne Allen Dial was released from prison after serving 18 yrs. for the rape of a 12-year old that he did not commit. Innocent people go to prison,too. I believe in forgiveness and believe they should be paroled and given a 2nd chance.
Lady you have lost your FREAKIN MIND,these two murderers Ray Hyatt and Llyod Green Ray Hyatt Tried to pay people to kill these men to keep his hands clean,you tell me he needs a second chance? are you related to them? or just plain ignorant? i think they should have been hung in the middle of town where everyone could see then maybe this kind of violence would stop.
Teresa

Kent, WA

#75 Nov 2, 2007
Gloria wrote:
The Jackson Co. murders in 1975 were horrible. Homes were broken and lives changed forever. None of the 5 men involved were lily white. However, Lloyd Green and Gerald Franks had no criminal records or charges other than being a public drunk. The others had been charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods and were scheduled for court when the murders happened. With blood alcohol levels of.19 to .36, everyone was drunk. No weapon was ever found and Hyatt and Green were convicted only on circumstantial evidence. Just recently, Dwayne Allen Dial was released from prison after serving 18 yrs. for the rape of a 12-year old that he did not commit. Innocent people go to prison,too. I believe in forgiveness and believe they should be paroled and given a 2nd chance.
This lady is obviously delusional an hasn't got one clue, Ray Hyatt tired to pay others to do this for him so he wouldn't get his hands dirty. they should have hung him and llyod green in the town square public exicution this kind of stuff would stop.as for you Gloria go to the court and look at the evidence then spew some more of your ignorance.
Glenda

Kent, WA

#76 Nov 2, 2007
Gloria I think you are the sister of Lloyd Green The very one who committed this murder, and yes llyod was a drunk and a criminal and if statistics are right when Llyod and Ray get out of prison they will be either dead or back in prison within 9 months.and yes they will be living with you or Frankie one and i do feel for Hyatts kids because he obiviously didn't care for them when committing these murders. At least you can sleep without one eye open maybe.....
frnces swan

UK

#77 Nov 7, 2007
hiya there i was just readingwhat you had wrote about the jakson urders what murder were thee and explain why these men should have a second chance,im no being funny lie im ust curious as how to start writting to someone on death row thats all get basck wi your thougghs bye x
frnces swan

UK

#78 Nov 7, 2007
what i mean to say is they have stolen the lifes off the innocent and are wanting a second chance you know i'd love to write to someone on death row and ask them to let me understand what it is they think they have acomplished by commititing pure evil violent attacks against defennslesss young women and children.if though for example it were a pedofile ten that would be diffrent i'd say torture the fucker dont have no mercy what so ever a rapist of a child or a woman and sum times men is a abssoloute insult to the injury in itself and the scars it leaves you never mind thee familys you's have destroyed its all wrong and twisted and sick.............and this is comming live from scotland ,edidnbrugh
Vicki

Farmville, NC

#79 Nov 11, 2007
This is a terrible thing that happened to both families. Just like you saw your parents suffer, there was suffering on the Green and Hyatt’s families as well. Have you ever spoke with either gentleman? Then how do you know how they feel or what they think? Then I think it is you three who need to do some research. It is easy to condemn someone, however the bible say to forgive. It's the hardest thing for people to do, but the right thing. Each one of us will have to face Jesus one day and account for our sins. I will pray for each of you.
Brevard NC

Columbia, SC

#80 Nov 12, 2007
Vicki wrote:
This is a terrible thing that happened to both families. Just like you saw your parents suffer, there was suffering on the Green and Hyatt’s families as well. Have you ever spoke with either gentleman? Then how do you know how they feel or what they think? Then I think it is you three who need to do some research. It is easy to condemn someone, however the bible say to forgive. It's the hardest thing for people to do, but the right thing. Each one of us will have to face Jesus one day and account for our sins. I will pray for each of you.
To forgive is hard but we will never ever forget!
I don't really care how either of them feel.
They put there selfs where they are and were given
a time that they should serve in full and that still is not long enough.
The other familys have always got to see and talk with there boys. Did our family have the same chances? NO
We go to a grave site and talk to the cold hard ground with a beloved,son,brother and husband lays under.
Maybe this is wrong for me to say in some peoples minds but I don't need you to pray for me.My family and friends and myself pray for me.and someone who is defending the people who murdered my brother is not some one whom I would like to pray for me.
maybe be I should be the one praying for you.
And just so you know if and when they do get out
I hope to look in the eyes of these cold blooded
killers and tell them just how I feel just as I tell the parole board every year and this week my latest letter goes in the mail again!!!!!!!!!!
Now you go do some research and tell me if your brother was in the ground would you feel any different BE HONEST! AND IF YOU ARE HONEST I DONT THINK YOU WOULD!!!
Juanita

Maxton, NC

#81 Nov 13, 2007
Vicki,I know the parents of ray and lloyd are not to blame for what they did.I know it would be easier to lose a child than to know your child was a murder I am sure they have had to suffer for what these boys did.but what gentlemen are you talking about Ray and Lloyd are sure no gentleman.I know if I die today I will be with the Lord so don't tell me I am going to hell for wanting them to pay for the crime they have done.we may forgive but we will never forget.you don't know how brutel of a murder this was. no bodydeserves to die the way they did. I want them to serve their time is that a sin .killing three people the way they did even a dog deserves better. I hope they never close their eyes without seeing in their mind what they did. I have never heard I am sorry from any one.you may get them back but I guess I will be praying for the safty of the community.and there are a lot of people that don't want them back up there.
Glenda

Seattle, WA

#82 Nov 13, 2007
Viki,
NO we haven't talked with two hoodlums that have turned our lives upside down for the last 30 years. We are good people, we could have gone to civil court and taken Hyatts home and property,but no we didn't because of his kids they could not help what their father had done, and they didn't deserve to be punished as well by losing their home.
The two scum bags murdered Wayne, Gerald, and Billy. Did you ever read the autopsy report? Did you go to the funeral home and see the Three coffins? We never got to say good bye, they were buried in the body bags. How do you know that you will be safe? If they had cared for their families they would not have made the choice to Murder 3 young men hurry home pack and flee the state? Yes God is in our lives we pray daily the bible says to forgive and we do forgive them "But we do not have to Forget what they did to these familys" Ands the state of NORTH CAROLINA PRISON SYSTEM will not let us forget. and I hope they rot in hell.
One of the 10 commandments is thou shalt not kill.
we will have justice when they meet their maker.
Ray may be born again "but everyone finds God in prison".But the three Gentlemen are still dead.
We also believe you reap what you sow. we WIll protect our families anyway we have to since the North Carolina Prison doesn't believe in keeping 3 time murderers behind bars.

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