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 emails for more information on how you can help reform North Carolina’s sentencing laws.
How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in North Carolina
You can do several things to work toward reforming North Carolina’s sentencing laws.