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3 weeks ago
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Groups seek probe of solitary confinement in North Carolina

Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina.
Wilmington man sentenced as career offender
6 months ago
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Wilmington man sentenced as career offender

A Wilmington man is sentenced to 22 years for drug and firearms charges.
Wilmington man sentenced to prison for 2012 robbery
7 months ago
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Wilmington man sentenced to prison for 2012 robbery

A Wilmington man with an extensive criminal history will spend more than 15 years in prison for a 2012 armed robbery.
Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death
11 months ago
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Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death

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.
NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed
12 months ago
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NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases.
Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape
12 months ago
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Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

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.
Panel considers parole for NC officer’s killer
12 months ago
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Panel considers parole for NC officer’s killer

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.
Judge backs NC prison hand-held camera requirement
1 year ago
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Judge backs NC prison hand-held camera requirement

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 […]
Pender County man sentenced for child pornography
2 years ago
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Pender County man sentenced for child pornography

A Pender County man is going away for child pornography. Today in Federal Court, a judge sentenced 58-year-old Bruce William Nott to 15 years in prison.
Judge refuses to throw out inmate beatings lawsuit
2 years ago
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Judge refuses to throw out inmate beatings lawsuit

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.