04/22/2010 - Facing a tight budget and surging prison population, Gov. Bev Perdue announced a move Wednesday that is aimed at cutting costs while keeping the public safe.
North Carolina will work with the U.S. Justice Department, the national Council of State Governments Justice Center and the nonprofit Pew Center on the States to study why so many young people end up in prison and to invest in new programs aimed at addressing the root causes of crime and recidivism.
Read the entire article N.C. Joins Effort to Cut Crime Costs on the News & Observer Web site.