North Carolina

North Carolina Task Force to Tackle Opioid Sentencing Reform

Last year, the North Carolina legislature approved the creation of a task force to study reforms to North Carolina’s opioid sentencing laws. The task force, appropriately named the “Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Drug Convictions,” will begin meeting in early 2018, and recommend reforms to the legislature. You can see a list of appointees to the task force, as well as sign up for email alerts about meetings of the task force, here. Read more about the task force here.

FAMM has been monitoring the task force, and we are working with stakeholders in North Carolina to help develop potential drug sentencing reforms. Please check back at this page for updates, or sign up for FAMM’s e-alerts for more information on how you can help reform North Carolina’s sentencing laws. 

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Your State

You can do several things to work toward reforming your state’s sentencing laws – go to our get involved page to find out how.

Encourage your state lawmakers to support mandatory minimum sentencing reform. Be sure to connect with FAMM and other sentencing reformers on Facebook, Twitter, and by signing up for our email list.

Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in this State:


November 2, 2013

Efforts Increase to Reduce Mandatory Minimum Sentences

(Public News Service) — RALEIGH, N.C. – There is renewed interest in North Carolina and nationwide to reduce mandatory minimum sentences. Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced changes in how the Justice Department charges non-violent crimes, to avoid triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Attorney Daryl Atkinson with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice said mandatory… Read more »