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Archive: March 2022

Wilson Center Applauds Gov. Roy Cooper for Exercising Clemency Power

March 17, 2022

Late last week, Gov. Roy Cooper announced he would commute the sentences of April Barber, Joshua McKay, and Anthony Willis — three individuals who were sentenced to long terms in prison for crimes they committed when they were teenagers.

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Everything You Need to Know About Clemency in North Carolina

September 17, 2021

By Ben Finholt and Jamie Lau

On April 8, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 208, establishing the Juvenile Sentence Review Board. This board is a new mechanism for executive clemency, which has been described as “provid[ing] … Continue Reading →

Governor Creates Board to Review Juvenile Sentences

April 19, 2021

By Ruthie Kesri

Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced the creation of a four-person advisory board to review the prison sentences of juveniles.

“Developments in science continue to show fundamental differences between juvenile and adult minds,” Cooper said in a press … Continue Reading →