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ENDING THE DEATH PENALTY

Americans and North Carolinians are trending away from supporting the death penalty.  Across North Carolina, juries in capital cases are  opting for life in prison, instead of the death penalty. North Carolina juries are sending a consistent message that they prefer life sentences over death.

RAISING THE JUVENILE AGE

After years of advocating, North Carolina finally became the last state in the country to raise the juvenile age from 16 to 18.  But, the work is far from done.  The next phase in this fight is implementation.  Without proper planning and funding, North Carolina’s children are still at risk. 

REDUCING THE USE OF PRISONS AND JAILS

More than 1 in every 100 adults in the United States was confined behind bars. Sentencing and correctional policies – not crime rates – are responsible for the U.S. acceleration in the number of persons locked up and under correctional supervision.

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