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Alternatives to Incarceration in North Carolina

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To stem the growing number of prisoners, a Citizens' Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration was formed in 1978. The committee gathered to propose other types of punishment for criminals besides prison sentences due to the increase the state's prison facilities. Some solutions proposed by the committee included expanding probation, monetary penalties such as increased use of fines, more preemptive treatment, and more community service options.