Amanda Maris

Fewer people incarcerated in NC’s county jails during the pandemic, but the ones left are staying longer

BY: - January 5, 2021

Backlogged court system and delayed trials create social justice inequities during COVID-19

While the number of people in county jails has dropped because of the pandemic, some incarcerated people in North Carolina are staying locked up longer, a study monitoring these populations shows.

Cooper taps assistant public defender for Durham district court judgeship

BY: - August 1, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed assistant public defender Amanda Maris to serve as district court judge in Durham County — the seat held by former judge and now Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham). “Amanda brings extensive legal experience and a true commitment to improving the Durham community to her new appointment,” Cooper said. “I’m pleased to […]