Source: (1993) Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Justice Fellowship Task Force, 80p.

This report is a call for immediate action in correctional and sentencing reform in North Carolina, and it presents an action plan for re-establishing standards of justice for offenders and crime victims. The task force concludes that both State and local correctional systems are ineffective and in need of immediate action to address serious problems. Reform principles proposed by the task force are designed to initiate a fundamental restructuring and reorientation of the State's systems and processes for sentencing, punishing, and rehabilitating criminal offenders. Thirty-six recommendations for establishing a unified State correctional system and a structured sentencing system are provided.