Center on Sentencing and Corrections

NC prison system to focus on getting inmates ready for re-entry

NC prison system to focus on getting inmates ready for re-entry

Guice, David. “NC prison system to focus on getting inmates ready for re-entry.” The News & Observer, July 8, 2016.

“Within the state prison system, the number of offenders in solitary confinement has been reduced from more than 5,300 to about 2,500. We’ve developed an incentive-based system aimed at changing offenders’ behaviors, developing their skills and education, and ultimately increasing the likelihood of successful re-entry into our communities. We are in the process of implementing that system at a number of prisons, with longer-term plans to apply these interventions across the entire system.”- W. David Guice, Commissioner of the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

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Keywords: juveniles, reform, mental health, training.