State Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Shannon Bacon delivers the State of the Judiciary address Tuesday.

Excerpts from an interview with state Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Shannon Bacon.

Question: What do make of the public’s concern about crime and the perception the system is somehow soft on crime?

Answer: Everybody’s perception is guided by what they see and hear. I think there has been very imbalanced discussions of the criminal justice system over the past four years and a real lack of understanding of how it actually works.

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