In 1997, the General Assembly charged the North Carolina Industrial Commission with the administration of Article 8 of Chapter 148 of the N.C. General Statutes entitled “Compensation to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies.” The statutes provide for the distribution of compensation to “[a]ny person who, having been convicted of a felony and having been imprisoned therefore in a State prison of this State, and who was thereafter or who shall hereafter be granted a pardon of innocence by the Governor upon the grounds that the crime with which the person was charged either was not committed at all or was not committed by that person . . . .”
In order to present a claim under the Article, the claimant must present a petition to the Industrial Commission within five years of the granting of the pardon. The Industrial Commission provides a Form EC100 for that purpose, which contains instructions regarding the necessary documentation and service requirements.
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For further information, please contact:
North Carolina Industrial Commission
4340 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4340