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Low-level traffic misdemeanors pulled out of Pretrial Integrity Act as it passes Senate

BY: - June 23, 2023

Last week, Sen. Mujtaba A. Mohammed told his peers on the Senate Judiciary Committee he was worried about a bill that could keep people in jail for up to 48 hours, even for low-level crimes. The requirement would apply to people who had been released from jail before going trial — and while out, are […]

ACLU of NC asks court to declare solitary confinement unconstitutional

BY: - October 17, 2019

North Carolina inmates in solitary confinement are kept in cells that are no bigger than a parking space for 22 to 24 hours a day with little to no human contact. If they were healthy before being confined to such extreme punishment, they often get sick, and if they were unhealthy, it exacerbates their situation. […]