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Sentencing and Corrections: 1993 North Carolina Legislation

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This memorandum provides history on structured sentencing and related legislation. The first attempt to create legislation that calls for even-handed punishments with strict regulation of judges' and correction officials' discretion began in the General Assembly in 1977 and culminated with the Fair Sentencing Act of 1981. This article also discusses new structured-sentencing legislation that will take effect on January 1, 1995.