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for Popular Government Vol. 59 Issue 1, Summer 1993
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The total population of the county jails in North Carolina has quadrupled in the last seventeen years due to the growth of the state's population, increased criminal arrests, and increased pretrial length of stay.
North Carolina law makes counties largely responsible for the medical care of their prisoners. In recent years the cost of these obligations has been staggering.
North Carolina's criminal law prohibits self-dealing, which is when the mayor or members of a city council contract with the city to provide services. There exists one exception to this prohibition: self-dealing is allowed in cities with fewer than 7,500 residents.
In response to unfunded mandates, cuts or caps in federal or state aid, growing social problems, and a frustrated electorate, local governments have taken significant measures to improve their budget-preparation systems.