The Transylvania Times -

Sentence Exacerbates Problem


July 2, 2018

Last Monday’s paper, June 25, carried a story about Marc Hayes Thompson being sentenced to serve a minimum of 10 years in prison for stealing drugs from Transylvania Regional Hospital.

According to District Attorney Greg Newman, “This was a brazen act on his part and this is what makes an addict a dangerous person. They are determined to feed the addiction and are prepared to steal, damage property and to potentially hurt others who may get in their way.”

Newman’s statement, and the sentence imposed, reflect society’s hard-nosed, punitive response to drugs and those addicted...

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