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Archive: April 2021

NC Considers Raising Minimum Age of Prosecution From 6 to 10

April 16, 2021

By Annie Han

“The 6-year-old dangled his legs above the floor as he sat at the table with his defense attorney,” said Virginia Bridges of the Durham Herald Sun. In March 2021, an article by Bridges described the case of … Continue Reading →

Wilson Center Executive Director Appointed Special Master in NC COVID Litigation

December 4, 2020

Wilson Center Executive Director Thomas Maher has been appointed special master in the North Carolina litigation over the state prison system’s handling of COVID-19.

NAACP v. Cooper was filed earlier this year on behalf of several civil rights organizations, including … Continue Reading →

Forward Justice’s Atkinson Estimates 5,000 Could Vote This Election Thanks to Lawsuit over Felony Disenfranchisement

November 2, 2020

By De’Ja Wood and Sydney Gaviser 

Felony disenfranchisement rates are highest in Southern states, including in North Carolina, where voting restrictions passed during the Jim Crow era aimed to limit the political power of Black men.  

The Sentencing Project estimates … Continue Reading →