Laws

Local
2:46 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Justice Reinvestment Act Aims to Reduce Spending in Prisons

Today marks the final story in a WHQR News series focusing on some of the 34 new laws that took affect yesterday in North Carolina, including the 2011 Justice Reinvestment Act which was created to reduce spending in the prison system. Sara Wood reports the law significantly changes the way crimes are sentenced in the state. 

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Local
5:43 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Two New North Carolina Laws Target Drivers

The WHQR News Team continues a series on laws taking effect tomorrow in North Carolina. Laura’s Law focuses on drunk driving and as Sara Wood reports, it creates a new level of sentencing for defendants with three or more grossly aggravating factors.

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