On gun charges.
Seems they got a problem figuring out what a crime is in North Caroline (maybe elsewhere?) and wrongly charged and imprisoned almost 200 people.
It sounds like they were charging petty criminals that didn't commit a big enough crime for gun possession when they weren't actually prohitted persons. For instance, a shoplisting crime when you were 18 and stupid and paid a fine and could have done up to a month in prison does not prevent you from getting a gun when you are 35 and a solid citizen. But that's me guessing
Now these 200 probably ain't choirboys. But they also don't belong in prison convicted of a crime they didn't commit.
[UPDATE: Further information from Sean in the comments]
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