Justice Reinvestment Performance Measures in North Carolina

Screenshot 2016-05-27 11.02.29This report, from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, includes initial analyses and findings of performance measures related to the implementation of North Carolina’s Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) of 2011, which changed the state’s sentencing laws and correctional practices substantially. The report shows that the JRA policies are having a positive impact on North Carolina’s corrections system, including a 9.6-percent drop in the prison population and a 65-percent drop in the number of prison admissions due to probation revocations between FY2011 and FY2015. The number of people receiving post- release supervision increased from 16 percent in FY2011 to 75 percent in FY2015. The state also experienced a 10-percent decrease in crime between 2010 and 2014.