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‘Must read’ report: The price of poverty in North Carolina’s juvenile justice system

BY: - April 28, 2021

A new 'must read' report from authors Gene Nichol and Heather Hunt of the North Carolina Poverty Research Fund at the UNC School of Law provides a powerful and damning examination of the ways in which poverty has become, in the words of one knowledgeable attorney, "the foundational principle of what's going on" in North Carolina's juvenile justice system.

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.