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Archive: December 2020

Judge Releases Order Appointing Thomas Maher to COVID-19 Prison Litigation

December 11, 2020

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 →

What Prisons Could Still Do to Save Lives

September 18, 2020

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 →

Indy Week Publishes Powerful Letter to Cooper About COVID-19 in Prisons After Faye Brown’s Death

July 22, 2020

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 →