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The ADA’s 30th Anniversary

A statement from our Chief Executive Officer On July 26, 2020, our nation celebrates the 30th annive…

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NC Equal Justice Alliance Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Call to Action for Racial Justice

The North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance joins our community of staff, clients, volunteers, donors,…

National Federation of the Blind Sues Duke University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Against Blind Students Raleigh, North Carolina…

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…

Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) condemns the ongoing criminalization of Black bodies. Race-b…

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Death Toll in NC Facilities

DRNC Responds to Deplorable Death Toll in NC Facilities The number of residents in institutions and…

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Civil Rights Groups File Emergency Lawsuit

Civil Rights Groups File Emergency Lawsuit to Demand Governor, State Officials Protect Incarcerated…

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DRNC’s Statement on Solitary Confinement

More inmates with mental health disabilities are being subjected to solitary confinement in North Ca…

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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…

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The Storm After the Storm

A report, The Storm after the Storm, issued by Disability Rights North Carolina, provides strong evi…