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ENDING THE DEATH PENALTY
Americans and North Carolinians are trending away from supporting the death penalty. Across North Carolina, juries in capital cases are opting for life in prison, instead of the death penalty. North Carolina juries are sending a consistent message that they prefer life sentences over death.
RAISING THE JUVENILE AGE
After years of advocating, North Carolina finally became the last state in the country to raise the juvenile age from 16 to 18. But, the work is far from done. The next phase in this fight is implementation. Without proper planning and funding, North Carolina’s children are still at risk.
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While prosecutors have a large amount of discretion in their work, they are not permitted to hide evidence that could be exculpatory for a defendant. In a recent Colorado case, prosecutors possessed two reports that that pointed to other suspects since the beginning...read more
Serving as yet another example of the importance of making informed decisions when choosing judges at the ballot box, a judge made an appalling racist statement during a speaking engagement at a law school. While delivering a lecture on mediation and negotiation at...read more
The NCGA is trying to take away our right to elect judges. If you are like most people the previous sentence is alarming, but you aren't quiet sure what it means. CJPC is here to help you make sense of this important issue. What is the law right now related to...read more
On Wednesday, a Wake County jury sentenced Donovan Richardson to life in prison for his role in a 2014 double murder. He is one of three men accused in the crime of murdering two elderly men at their home in Fuquay Varina. One of the other men pleaded guilty and will...read more
by Molly Riesenberger The ACLU report, “In for a Penny: The Rise of America’s New Debtors’ Prisons,” presents the findings of a yearlong investigation into “debtors’ prisons,” exposing how poor defendants are increasingly being jailed for failure to pay legal debts...read more
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NCCRED), the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, and the Wake Forest School of Law Criminal Justice Program, present "The New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in...read more