Dispatches from the North Carolina court system

Dispatches from the North Carolina court system

As a recent North Carolina transplant and the newest member of the Policy Watch team, I am getting to know my new home and beat by traveling to courtrooms across the state to observe routine, everyday hearings and share what I see with readers. Each dispatch will be from a different county. Where should I go next? Email me at [email protected]

The stories will not necessarily be about policy problems or systemic issues with the justice system. Rather, what is written will be deemed newsworthy because it is a routine occurrence that might surprise those who haven’t been through the system themselves.

Responding to racism in a Buncombe County courtroom (Published January 26, 2023)

The cash bail-jail paradox (Wake County) (Published October 12, 2022)

Jury duty in Hoke County  (Published September 28, 2022)

Guilford County’s ‘jail docket’  (Published September 21, 2022)

A family apart (Chatham County)  (Published September 14, 2022)