Justice Reinvestment | South Carolina

Alison Lawrence 1/1/2017

South Carolina flagThe Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010 was the result of an analysis of the state’s sentencing guidelines, parole system and options for alternatives to incarceration. Enacted reforms restructured criminal offenses and penalties; addressed diversion, treatment, good time and community supervision; and also established oversight to monitor and evaluate the reforms. A 2014 study found that reform initiatives have resulted in 928 new jobs, a $37 million increase in the state’s gross product, a $14 million total social net benefit, and over $233,000 savings in court costs.

Related Legislation

SB 1154 (2010) Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010

HB 3545 (2016)

HB 5001 (2016)

Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.

Resources

Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program