Tag Archives: North Carolina

Vera Institute’s Sentencing & Corrections Headlines

AL – Male Inmates Allege Abuse in Three Alabama Prisons

AR – Arkansas Attorney General: State’s Death Penalty System is Broken

AR – Panel Seeks Court Order for Information on Parolee Suspected in Killing

CA – More Than 12,400 California Inmates on Hunger Strike, Officials Say

CA – California Senate Approves Leader of Prison ‘Institution in Crisis’

MS – Gangs Ruled Prison as For-Profit Model Put Blood on Floor

WV – Project Makes West Virginia Jail Visits High Tech

NC – State Prison Savings are Bipartisan Effort That Must Keep Going (editorial)

 US – Feds Seek Lesser Sentences for Some Drug Crimes

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NC: Inmate died after swallowing objects

This makes me super mad.

From the article: “Peyton died March 27 at Central Prison in Raleigh, where he had been cited by prison staff at least 25 times for infractions related to attempts to harm himself. He was in solitary confinement when he died.”

So, this inmate clearly has a mental health issue and a dangerous addiction to swallowing objects, which may or may not be suicide attempts, and the response is to lock him up in solitary confinement?  Yeah, that’ll cure him.  Or not.

Read the article here.

 infractions related to attempts to harm himself. He was in solitary confinement when he died.Read More at: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/2fee6a61-www.wlos.com.shtml#.UXKYXcopmD4

Peyton died March 27 at Central Prison in Raleigh, where he had been cited by prison staff at least 25 times for infractions related to attempts to harm himself. He was in solitary confinement when he died.Read More at: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/2fee6a61-www.wlos.com.shtml#.UXKYXcopmD4

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NC inmates allege they were abused with hot sauce

From the article: “A North Carolina prison is under scrutiny after six inmates wrote to a federal court alleging correctional officers forced them to rub habanero hot sauce on their genitals, resulting in painful blisters.”

The inmates also alleged that they were forced to pick up and kiss snakes.

Read more here.

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HIV testing grows in inmate population

From the article: “In the testing system before 2008, inmates could choose to be tested for HIV when asked if they had engaged in high-risk behavior, including drug use, or had unprotected sex, and many felt they did not need to be tested, or did not want to know whether they had HIV. Now, the HIV testing is provided as part of the routine health check upon intake into prisons in the state, and inmates have the choice to opt-out of testing if they do not want to be tested.  The new system has greatly increased the amount of people who are being tested. Now, 90-95 percent of prisoners across the state are tested for HIV upon intake into prison…”

Read more here.
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A Look at Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Article from the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange on a report recently released by the North Carolina Department of Corrections on its juvenile female population.

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Hunger strike entering second week at NC prison

“Administrators at a North Carolina prison are monitoring a hunger strike by a few inmates demanding better medical care and living conditions.”

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North Carolina prisoners on hunger strike

“On Monday, July 16, prisoners began hunger strikes at Bertie Correctional Institution (CI) in Windsor, N.C., Scotland CI in Laurinburg and Central Prison in Raleigh, where 100 prisoners were reported to be on strike July 19. Targeting a wide range of conditions related but not exclusive to solitary confinement, the prisoners have vowed not to eat until their demands are met.”

Read more: http://sfbayview.com/2012/north-carolina-prisoners-on-hunger-strike/

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