Disability Rights North Carolina Executive Director Vicki Smith said Friday that the prison must fill vacancies among mental health, medical and correctional workers to address deficiencies that contribute to poor treatment. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old with schizophrenia who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.
Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. They soon learned Carnes was wanted for escaping from prison in Huntersville, North Carolina, in August 1973, when he was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store.
A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of killing a Clayton police officer 32 years ago.
WRAL-TV reported the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission heard from witnesses on Tuesday about the possibility of releasing 64-year-old Bobby Earl Smith.
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A federal judge has agreed with an outside expert who recommends that North Carolina Central Prison staffers use hand-held cameras to record how some prisoners are treated once subdued. U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle signed a ruling Thursday related to a lawsuit alleging abuse by correctional officers within the prison’s […]
A federal judge has rejected efforts by the state to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of eight inmates at North Carolina's Central Prison who say they were severely beaten by guards while handcuffed and shackled.