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Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs

Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs but Sheriffs Block Reforms For Immediate Release 6/02/2020 Contact: Susan Pollitt: 919-856-2195 ext. 224, susan.pollitt@disabilityrightsnc.org or Luke Woollard: 919-856-2195 ext. 211, luke.woollard@disabilityrightsnc.org A report issued today by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)
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Report on High Suicide and Overdose Rates in North Carolina Jails Calls for Reforms

Report on High Suicide and Overdose Rates in North Carolina Jails Calls for Reforms A report issued by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) on suicide and overdose rates in NC jails includes statistical information for years 2017-2018, and documents continuing

NEWS RELEASE: Unnecessary Job Requirements Discriminate

May 16, 2018, Raleigh, NC—Disability Rights NC has settled a lawsuit against an employer for equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, it provides an important reminder to businesses that