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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: Aug. 27, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

State’s calculation of life sentences upheld

The Department of Correction is pleased with today’s N.C. Supreme Court decision. The department is committed to continuing its long-standing policy and practice that has served the interests of public safety and good prison order. 

“The Department takes very seriously its responsibility to calculate sentences correctly and the court's decision today has upheld our ability to do that,” said Secretary Alvin Keller. “We are grateful to the court for upholding those policies and practices that have well served the state for more than 50 years.”

The focus has been, and remains, to encourage prisoners with life sentences to abide by prison rules and to improve their behavior so that the Parole Commission or the Governor may grant parole or commutation.


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