After a rebuke from the Supreme Court, President Trump is again trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — a program that protects over 700,000 people from deportation and allows them to work and attend school in the United States, their home.
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to become a death sentence for people trapped in prisons and jails across the U.S., the actions — or inaction — of prosecutors to decarcerate have had a tangible life or death impact. Read more about Mecklenburg County's District Attorney.
The recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the country are a stark reminder that the pandemic is still very much with us. As John Oliver recently noted, nowhere is that more true than in jails and prisons.
COVID-19 presents an enormous risk to those in carceral facilities and their surrounding communities. Since the pandemic began, more than 50,000 people in prison have tested positive for the coronavirus, and over 600 have died.
A Court Ordered NC State Officials to do More to Protect Incarcerated People from COVID-19. They’re Still Fighting It.
On June 16, 2020, Wake County Superior Court Judge Rozier granted our motion for an emergency injunction, finding that the conditions inside North Carolina’s state prisons were likely unconstitutional, and ordered state officials to take a series of measures designed to combat the spread of COVID-19
In the past week, unidentified federal officers in camouflage fatigues, labeled only “police,” abducted people off the streets of Portland in unmarked vehicles and threatened the “Wall of