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NCPLS and ACLU file class action challenging the state's use of solitary confinement
October 16, 2019
NCPLS and the ACLU of North Carolina have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the state's use of solitary confinement inflicts "cruel or unusual punishment" prohibited by the North Carolina Constitution.
Felony charges of illegal voting dismissed for five NC residents
August 13, 2018
State law bars people who are on probation for felonies from voting. Alamance County was one of a handful of counties where prosecutors brought charges.
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services: Fighting Systemic Problems One Client at a Time
September 10, 2020
NCPLS Attorney Jonathan Broun tackles injustice through his extensive work on capital cases
NCPLS lawyers prove innocence of man wrongfully incarcerated for over 30 years
August 22, 2019
After more than three decades behind bars for a murder he did not commit, James Blackmon has been acquitted of all charges.
making a case against sentencing juveniles to life without parole
Februrary 11, 2019
North Carolina should abolish the sentence of juvenile life without parole and replace it with a more humane and cost-effective sentence that allows for a review after a reasonable period of time, according to a report released Feb. 11 by the JustScience Lab at Duke University.
Teen with IQ of 66 went to jail for murder in 1997. New evidence means he’ll get a new trial
December 17, 2018
In 1996, police interviewed a 14-year-old boy with an IQ estimated at 66, questioning him about a cab driver beaten to death in the Sanford streets.
New evidence suggests a different set of Sanford youths attacked the victim, records said, offering testimony that might have cleared Reid at the time.
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