Our lawsuit asks the court to take immediate action to end Alamance County’s unconstitutional bail practices, ensure that no one is held in the county jail solely because they are unable to pay their bail, and release those currently locked up because they are poor.
Equality, liberty, and justice for all
The use of solitary confinement for incarcerated pregnant people is an indefensible and cruel practice. Unfortunately, it’s more common than you might think.
In 2016, an immigration judge in Charlotte threatened a 2-year-old child in his courtroom with a dog attack if the child did not stop making noise. While a Spanish interpreter translated, Judge V. Stuart Couch repeatedly yelled at the boy that, “I have a very big dog in my office, and if you don’t