By Ruthie Kesri
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, 10,000+ North Carolina prison-incarcerated people have tested positive for the virus. In the last three months though, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) has noted a striking … Continue Reading →
By Annie Han
The COVID-19 Pandemic has disproportionately impacted people incarcerated in the US with 28% of the current incarcerated population testing positive for the virus compared to 9% of the general population. These outbreaks in prisons present serious health … Continue Reading →
By Ruthie Kesri
North Carolina will release 3,500 prisoners in state custody early over the next six-months after N.C. civil rights groups struck an agreement with Governor Cooper’s administration.
Under the terms of the agreement, the lawsuit, which alleges that … Continue Reading →
The Wilson Center for Science and Justice is one of several organizations that signed on to a letter last week urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to augment efforts to transfer federal incarcerated persons to home confinement and pursuant to … Continue Reading →
By Annie Han
The Urban Institute recently released an assessment of the outcomes from changes made to the Supervision Revocation Policy in 2011. The report examines outcomes for individuals on probation, post-release supervision, and parole supervision before and after the … Continue Reading →
Thomas Maher, who has served as Executive Director at the Wilson Center, will be departing to return to private practice on January 1.
Maher, who has taught criminal trial practice to Duke Law students for nearly 30 years, joined the … Continue Reading →
Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier released the order today appointing Wilson Center Director Thomas Maher as a special master in ongoing litigation in how the state is handling COVID-19 in prisons.
You can read more about the case … Continue Reading →
A U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan cited research from the Wilson Center for Science and Justice in an order this week granting an incarcerated man compassionate release.
Desmond Reginal Rodgers was serving 200 months in prison … Continue Reading →
Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of how COVID-19 has spread through jails and prisons, how that is affecting not only inmates but also surrounding communities, what corrections officials are – and are … Continue Reading →
By Deniz Ariturk
Six months after the first nationwide shutdown, US prisons and jails continue to be top COVID hot spots. Case numbers have continued to increase rapidly in prisons even as they plateaued nationwide in early summer, and new … Continue Reading →
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed down the six students who worked with the Duke Center for Science and Justice this summer.
The summer fellowships and internships at the Center provide students an opportunity to learn new information and hone their … Continue Reading →
Ninety-eight people who are incarcerated in a federal prison in this country have died from COVID-19 in the past four months, and North Carolina is bearing the brunt of those losses with 25 deaths out of the Butner Federal Correctional … Continue Reading →