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Coming up short: Court driving NC prisons reform, but expert advice on handling pandemic still rejected
Swannanoa inmate: ‘I probably have the COVID, but they don’t want to test me because they gave it to me.’
Gov. Roy Cooper and the state prison system agreed to settle a lawsuit over the conditions inside state prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge in the case, NAACP v. Cooper, had already issued a preliminary injunction, ruling that the conditions in the prisons were likely unconstitutional and that the groups suing the state had […]
Release of prisoners during next six months will be over and above other planned releases due to health concerns with overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NC prisons provide incomplete data on vaccinations as the prisons move on to second doses.
Inequity in sentencing and building more prisons in mostly Black communities add up to increased COVID-19 among people of color, including prison workers, inside and outside of NC prisons.
Justice elusive for NC sexual assault survivors
Analysis of 4 ½ years of North Carolina court data shows that about 1 in 4 sexual assault defendants who were charged and had their cases resolved in that time window were convicted of either sexual assault or a reduced and related charge. Of those cases in that time period, 50 defendants went to trial; 23 were found guilty. But individual counties had different outcomes. More than 30 of the state’s 100 counties had no sexual assault or reduced-charge convictions at all. A few were well above the statewide level.
No hay supervisión estatal de donde trabaja la enfermera de agresión sexual en la NC, pero existen modelos de cambio
Otros Estados tienen leyes vigentes o están adoptando nuevas leyes para garantizar el acceso a las enfermeras de la SANE. Algunas soluciones basadas en la comunidad en la NC también ofrecen promesas.
A virtual event allows Martin to pull back the curtain on her investigative reporting process.
Una encuesta de hospitales de la NC encontró resultados desiguales para la dotación de personal de enfermeras examinadores de asalto sexual. Algunas describieron a víctimas de violaciones que visitaban varios hospitales hasta que encontraron uno con el personal adecuado.
In the wake of concerns from a rural nonprofit and questions from the attorney general, HCA stands its ground on sexual assault nurse examiners.
Grappling with food insecurity in North Carolina
The Faces of Hunger project is a yearlong journalism and community dialogue initiative from Carolina Public Press that focuses on issues of hunger and food insecurity in rural North Carolina. Through in-depth multimedia reporting, resource sharing and free community events, Carolina Public Press will spotlight the issues and systems contributing to hunger and food hardship, which impact an estimated 1.5 million North Carolinians.
High-impact investigative stories, keeping watch on public officials and shining light on tough topics: The best from Carolina Public Press in 2019.
Food insecurity drives hunger in entire families, but often hits children the hardest. School and community programs targeting children seek to help.
Some seniors raising their grandchildren in North Carolina find the social safety net wasn’t designed with food for their families in mind.
Child hunger and senior hunger in rural North Carolina will be one focus of free public forum exploring causes and potential solutions to food insecurity.
With 90-day comment period underway, observers say those concerned about the proposed management plan for Western NC forests have time to offer opinions.
Rural Buncombe County farming community the center of a nonprofit group and private landowner effort to fight invasive plants, promote forest stewardship.
Deteriorating forest roads damage ecosystem, limit access essential for forest management and forest-product economy.
US Forest Service weighing public comment as it moves toward final forests management plan, but major collaborative groups divided over key issues.
Buck Project to harvest trees in Nantahala National Forest. Advocates say US Forest Service failed to weigh public comments opposing this action adequately.