Smile, You’re On The Raleigh Police’s Facial Recognition Database

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In a unanimous vote last month, the Raleigh City Council approved the police department’s use of facial recognition software. When the program launches its yearlong test period in November, Raleigh will join 26 or more local, state and federal law enforcement agencies using similar software to assist with criminal investigations. Nearly three-quarters of all states
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How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina? P4

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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
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How Does The Parole Process Work In North Carolina? P3

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In our last two posts we talked about parole eligibility under the Fair Sentencing Act and the Structured Sentencing Act. As we have said, though, parole under structured sentencing is much different. It is not the old early release process: Offenders must serve the minimum sentence. That means the parole board — or, in North
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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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