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Archive: August 2020

Ronnie Long Closer to Freedom After Federal Court Rules his Rights Were Violated

August 26, 2020

Ronnie Long has spent 44 years in prison for a crime he’s claimed since the beginning he didn’t commit, and he is closer now than ever to freedom after a federal court ruled this week that his constitutional rights were … Continue Reading →

NC Lawmakers to Gov. Cooper: It’s Time to Release Ronnie Long

July 30, 2020

Fourteen North Carolina lawmakers from across the state are urging Gov. Roy Cooper to commute Ronnie Long’s sentence – he is represented by Jamie Lau at Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

Long, a Black man who is now 64, … Continue Reading →

Duke Law Faculty: Cooper Should Use Clemency Power, Release Related Records

July 16, 2020

Roy Cooper may become the first North Carolina governor in more than 40 years to complete a term without granting clemency to a single person, which includes sentence commutations and pardons of forgiveness or innocence.

Three faculty at the Duke … Continue Reading →