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New report lays out roadmap for ending mass incarceration in NC

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina today released a report that outlines how North Carolina can reduce its jail and prison population by half and save more than $1 billion by pursuing reforms that include....

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This Thanksgiving, fight fear with facts

After this election, many Americans’ Thanksgiving may feature divisive, often uncomfortable, conversations with friends and family who disagree politically. For those of us ...
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How eliminating same-day registration has disenfranchised North Carolinians

Isabel Najera was excited to vote in her first election as a U.S. citizen in 2014. The North Carolina mother of four did ...
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It’s time to stop solitary confinement

Editor’s note: The ACLU of North Carolina is co-hosting an event entitled “Solitary confinement as Torture” this Friday April 10, 2015 at UNC ...
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The danger of militarized policing

[Editor’s note: The ongoing conflicts in Ferguson, Missouri have brought significant attention of late to the issue of America’s increasingly militarized civilian law ...
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School board censors continue to threaten the freedom to read

Recently, the Brunswick County Board of Education met to discuss whether or not to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple” from ...
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Drug Testing Aid Recipients is Costly, Unconstitutional

In 2011, Florida passed a controversial law requiring applicants for public assistance to submit to mandatory, suspicionless drug tests before receiving any aid. ...
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Lawmakers to consider rolling back privacy rights

With their recent return to Raleigh, North Carolina legislators will soon consider a pair of bills that have serious implications for the privacy ...
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A big win for religious freedom in North Carolina

A key challenge in an increasingly diverse state such as North Carolina is ensuring that all citizens have equal and unbiased access to ...
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