State Prisons and County Jails Facing Uncertain Future

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The headlines in North Carolina are filled with the state’s budget woes. The most recent proposal included serious cuts to public safety programs. Among the targeted areas are state prisons, and legislators are hoping the proposed cuts will dovetail with the bipartisan Justice Reinvestment initiative. Justice Reinvestment is charged with finding new ways to handle
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A Story of Mental Illness & Alleged Prison Abuse Comes to a Sad End

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North Carolina criminal defense attorneys are shaking their heads this week as they note the death of a prison inmate and the link to questionable State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) practices. The man, T.H., died of injuries he said were inflicted by prison guards following a fire in his cell back in 2008. He was
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