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
Right now in North Carolina, thousands of people are incarcerated in solitary confinement — held in prison cells no bigger than a parking spot and denied human contact, sunlight, and fresh air for 22 to 24 hours a day. Some have been there for months or years, often for breaking minor rules.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases in which the Trump administration is urging the court to rule that it’s legal to fire workers for being LGBTQ.
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from a Duke-UNC Middle East Studies program for failing to toe the government’s line on Islam and Muslims.
This election will help shape the future of police accountability in Raleigh, and voters should know where the candidates stand.