Can you please clarify what you mean by the "65% law"?
Thanks for that clarification.
I'm going to opt out of this and defer to others with more experience with this issue.
I am an attorney in North Carolina, but I don't work with this particular issue enough to give you a reliable answer. Hopefully other experts who have experience with the current laws and procedures regarding the length of incarceration can give you more information. If you don't get an answer, you may want to see if there is a way to re-post the question (without paying again) perhaps with a clearer description of the issue (i.e. the "65% rule" issue).
I hope you get an answer soon.
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Anyway, I am familiar with the prison systems and parole. There is no move to bring back the 65%. As you are probably aware, in 1994, the N.C. General Assembly enacted Structured Sentencing, which eliminated parole. However, the Commission established conditions of post-release supervision for class B1-E felons who are convicted under the Structured Sentencing Act.
Under structured sentencing, good time, gain time, and parole are eliminated. Felons sentenced to prison must serve 100% of their minimum term and may serve up to their maximum term if they misbehave, fail to work, or refuse to participate in programs. Upon release, felony offenders convicted of more serious felony offenses must be placed on post-release supervision. Misdemeanants must serve the full jail term unless the Sheriff elects to award earned time of up to four days a month for specific activities.
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