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Title: Structured Sentencing: An Overview
Journal: Structured Sentencing Statistical Bulletin  Issue:1  Dated:(February 1997)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
Raleigh, NC 27602
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data are presented regarding felons and misdemeanants convicted under structured sentencing in North Carolina in 1995-96; structured sentencing eliminated parole, good time, and gain time to ensure that felons will serve 100 percent of their minimum terms.
Abstract: During the year 20,567 felons and 151,877 misdemeanants were convicted under structured sentencing. Sixty-three percent of the felons and 48 percent of the misdemeanants were black. Eighty-eight percent of the felons and 80 percent of the misdemeanants were male. Non-trafficking drug law offenses accounted for 39 percent of the felony convictions, crimes against persons accounted for nearly 17 percent of the felony convictions, and public order and other offenses accounted for 7 percent of felony convictions. Public order and other offenses accounted for 44.2 percent of the misdemeanor convictions, offenses against persons accounted for about 14 percent of the misdemeanor convictions, and nontrafficking drug law offenses accounted for 11.5 percent of the misdemeanor convictions. About 28 percent of the felons received an active punishment, nearly 46 percent received an intermediate punishment, and about 26 percent received a community punishment. Nearly 15 percent of misdemeanants received an active punishment, about 3 percent received an intermediate punishment, and about 82 percent received a community punishment. Figures
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Determinate Sentencing; North Carolina; Sentencing reform
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