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Category: Prisons and Jails

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Day 8 of 15 | Criminal Justice

Today, nearly 40 percent of incarcerated people report having a disability. DRNC’s Criminal Justice…

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Suicides in NC Jails Reach All-Time High

Drug-related Deaths, Inadequate Access to Medical Care also Rise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 202…

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DRNC’s 2020 Deaths in Jails Report

Record number of suicides in NC jails: Drug-related deaths, inadequate access to medical care also o…

Getting an NC State ID after Prison

DRNC attorney Luke Woollard explains why it is so challenging for people to get an NC ID after priso…

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Dangerous Overcrowding, Deaths in NC Jails Paid by State Program

Disability Rights NC Uncovers Urgent Need for Legislative Fixes For Immediate Release August 16, 202…

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State Jail Program Tied to Overcrowding

DRNC investigation shows state jail program, SMCP, paid over $40 million 2018-20 to counties for ope…

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Young Adults in Solitary Confinement

The barbaric practice of solitary confinement causes lifelong psychological damage to youth, whose b…

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DRNC Receives Award for Prison Advocacy

NDRN recognized DRNC for COVID-19 litigation efforts that secured the early release of 3500 prisoner…

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Racial Disparities in Solitary

Significant racial disparities exist in solitary confinement likely due to implicit bias. The most r…