How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina?

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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
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Opinions Vary On North Carolina’s ‘Justice Reinvestment’ Approach

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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,
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Supreme Court Says Warrants Needed To Search Cellphones

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The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision this week that will help to protect the rights of individuals who find themselves under arrest. With this ruling, law enforcement officers across the country — and that includes North Carolina — must obtain a warrant before conducting a search of the data stored on an arrestee’s
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North Carolina Bill Addresses Mugshots Posted In Newspapers

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Certain North Carolina legislators have inserted an amendment into an appropriations bill that would require retractions by newspapers concerning reports about individuals being arrested who later are acquitted of the offense. The newspaper would also be required to purge information regarding that individual’s arrest from the public archives. The policy behind such a requirement appears
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