Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 44 Issue 4, Spring 1979
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The North Carolina Department of Correction is required by law to provide custody and rehabilitative service to criminal offenders sentenced to either probation or imprisonment by the criminal courts of North Carolina. At present, about 6,000 employees serve some 56,000 offenders. This article discusses the problems facing the DOC such as overcrowding and plans for future progress in the system.
Maintaining a prison environment in which inmates are safe from physical abuse must be a principal objective of any correctional institution, and the law requires than an inmate be protected from physical violence. This article examines the extent of violence in North Carolina prisons and how violence might be controlled.
Given the growth of populations and urban centers, North Carolina is emphasizing a Balanced Growth Policy that seeks to maintain the unique quality of the state's dispersed population centers and unpolluted environment, while encouraging development.
In recent years there has been a great deal of litigation concerning motor vehicle liability insurance rates in North Carolina. Issues include rates based on age and sex and insurance rates for motorcycles.