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Last updated January 11,1999

Truth in sentencing begins to work in N.C., nationally - News and Observer of Raleigh, Jan 11, 1999

Reported crime drops - The latest report from the FBI indicates crime reported by law enforcement dropped in 1997.

N.C. Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission
--Summary of Structured Sentencing for Felons

The National Institute of Justice has issued a report on North Carolina's Structured Sentencing System that shows how the state uses community corrections, intermediate sanctions, and mandatory sentencing to punish serious offenders and slow the growth of the State's prison population. (February 1998)

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Innovations in American Government recognizes structured sentencing (October 1997)

Albuquerque, NM Journal -- article on Structured Sentencing in North Carolina (1997)

Responding to the Public: Making the Criminal Justice System Work (1995)

Crime and Corrections: The Views of the People of North Carolina (October 1995)

Truthful Sentences and Tougher Punishments

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