Key Concepts

  • Inmates who are serving a sentence may be temporarily released to work at a paid job outside the prison.
  • The sentencing judge may recommend an inmate for work release, but the final decision on whether to allow it is up to the prison system.
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The PDF displayed in this entry is an excerpt from the 2018 North Carolina Sentencing Handbook, by James M. Markham and Shea Riggsbee Denning.