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Landmark settlement in hepatitis C Lawsuit

March 1, 2021

Court Approves Landmark Settlement Requiring Prison System to Expand Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment

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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.


New Hepatitis C Ruling in North Carolina

March 22, 2019

Court orders NC to expand treatment of Hepatitis C in state prisons


‘You’re Going to Let Me Die From This’

January 25, 2019

 Prisoners fight to access a Hepatitis C cure in North Carolina


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.

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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

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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.

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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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