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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

When children end up in the adult criminal justice system, no one wins. Research shows that prosecuting youth charged with low-level crimes in the adult criminal justice system wastes young lives, fosters crime, does not increase public safety, and costs society more in the long run.

REDUCING THE USE OF PRISONS AND JAILS

More than 1 in every 100 adults in the United States was confined behind bars. Sentencing and correctional policies – not crime rates – are responsible for the U.S. acceleration in the number of persons locked up and under correctional supervision.

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HK on J March Draws Possible Record Crowd

On Saturday, the North Carolina NAACP held its 11th annual HJonK March in Downtown Raleigh.  According to the News and Observer, the agenda included expressing support for the Affordable Care Act amid Republican efforts to repeal the health care law known as...

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CJPC is Hiring!

CJPC is hiring a new Executive Director. Download and review the job description and share with interested candidates. From Board Chair Dr. George Wilson about the departure of Lao Rubert, Executive Director: Lao Rubert, CJPC's wonderful and beloved Executive Director...

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