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Reforms Must be Implemented to Stop Suicides in NC Prisons.

Nine people have died by suicide in North Carolina prisons this year, more suicides than any year ex…

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Black Lives Matter

Last week, DRNC made a statement denouncing police brutality and affirming Black Lives Matter. We wa…

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Increased outbreaks in correctional facilities because social distancing is impossible

North Carolina prisons and jails are petri dishes for corona virus. “COVID-19 will spread like wildf…

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Social Distancing Impossible in Overcrowded Jails

DRNC urges immediate action North Carolina jails are chronically overcrowded, making social distanci…

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COVID-19 Scarce Resource Protocol

On March 27, 2020, DRNC CEO Virginia Knowlton Marcus sent a letter to Secretary Mandy Cohen as part…

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DOT punishes disability community with proposed regulations

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is profoundly disappointed in the Department of Transportati…

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Not “Only” People

Victoria Ekstrand So how dry are your hands? Mine are showing new wrinkles and crevices, but I don…