News Roundup

Carolina Public Press reports that Governor Cooper’s administration and the NC NAACP have reached a settlement in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the conditions of confinement in North Carolina prisons during the ongoing pandemic.  The report says the settlement provides for the early release of 3,500 people over the next 180 days and notes that the prison population has decreased by about 6,000 people since February of last year.  In addition, an anonymous complaint system must be established for incarcerated people to report noncompliance with virus mitigation requirements.  Keep reading for more news.

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