This is the last post in our series about parole in North Carolina. In our last post, we discussed the process for crimes committed before the state adopted the structured sentencing program. Structured sentencing dramatically altered the release process. The Structured Sentencing Act actually did away with parole. The act did not, however, do away
Continue Reading How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina? P4
We are talking about parole in North Carolina. We said in our last post that the process here is different from what we see in the movies. A friend asked what we were talking about. First, there were the movies in the ’30s and ’40s that had some James Cagney-like tough guy sent “up the
Continue Reading How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina? P2
There is a difference between how North Carolina’s parole process works and how it works elsewhere, especially in the movies. One important difference is that the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission does not meet with the offender to ask if he or she has been rehabilitated. Another, more complicated difference is how the
Continue Reading How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina?
Back in 2011, criminal justice officials here in North Carolina were faced with something of a financial and logistical nightmare concerning the prison population. That’s because the budget for adult corrections had ballooned to over $1.3 billion while the number of inmates sat at 41,000 with further increases expected. Rather than asking for more funding,
Continue Reading Opinions Vary On North Carolina’s ‘Justice Reinvestment’ Approach
The North Carolina justice system has made national news again, but it is hard to say how the story affects the system’s credibility. On the plus side is the Superior Court’s ruling that two long-time prisoners are, in fact, innocent. On the minus side is the fact that they were convicted in the first place.
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