Category: sentencing policy

Mar 24

Wake board supports ‘raise the age’ effort to limit teen incarcerations

By Paul A. Specht aspecht@newsobserver.com RALEIGH The Democratic-led Wake County Board of Commissioners is publicly endorsing a Republican-led effort that would keep more teenagers out of prison. The Wake board, which is responsible for county spending, scheduled a press conference on Monday to support an effort in the N.C. General Assembly that would give the …

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Mar 06

Senate Considers Cutting Penalties for Non-Violent Crimes

KFYR/NBC By Max Grossfield BISMARCK, N.D. – A major theme during this year’s legislative session has been justice reinvestment, which prioritizes jail time for violent crimes and helps get addicts the help they need. A Senate bill, now working its way through the House, would cut the penalties for non-violent offenders, as much as in …

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