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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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NC Agrees to End Segregated Employment Services

Landmark agreement will increase employment opportunities in communities  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Janu…

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Service Dog Refused in Plasma Donation Area

Asheville Location of Global Plasma Company Sued for Disability Discrimination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAS…

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The Promise of Olmstead cannot be Broken

A message from DRNC’s CEO This season of gratitude has us thinking about the meaning of home.…

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DRNC Urges NC Legislative Leaders to Include Incarcerated People in Redistricting Plans

DRNC requests NC leaders to respect and honor the legal rights of all people, including those who ar…

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DRNC Statement on Proposed Bill to Keep Institutionalized Kids Safe

Children deserve to be safe and have an opportunity for a supportive childhood in their communities,…

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National Report Includes Kids Abused in NC Mental Health Institutions

Disability Rights NC Says Abuses Are Ongoing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2021 A disturbing new…

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NC Prison Mental Health Advocacy Coalition Applauds Study

“Impact of a Prison Therapeutic Diversion Unit on Mental and Behavioral Health Outcomes” FOR IMMEDIA…

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Winston-Salem Police Department Sued for Disability Discrimination

The Winston–Salem Police Department (WSPD) violated well-established civil rights law when officers…

DRNC Challenges North Carolina Voting Law

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Voting Rights Violations for Voters with Disabilities  FOR IMMEDIATE RE…