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Court Focuses on Motive as Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Muslim Students
Craig Hicks' broad hatred of non-white people lay behind the 2015 crime.
Behind Bars for 66 Years
The story of North Carolina’s longest-serving inmate highlights the situation of people with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system.
Case in Point
A DNA Test Might Help Exonerate This Man. A Judge Won’t Allow It.
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
December 20, 2018
Penitentiary Rock: The Radio Show With a Captive Audience
“Only this music captures my bitter, visceral pain.”
December 6, 2018
Should I Have Let My Friend on Death Row Kill Himself?
“We don’t live on death row; we wait to die.”
December 3, 2018
How Incarcerated Parents Are Losing Their Children Forever
Being stripped of parental rights while in prison, even for minor crimes, is “the family separation crisis that no one knows about,” one advocate said.
September 26, 2018
Lawyer Accused of Preying on Vulnerable Clients
The North Carolina bar says he fleeced two mentally disabled brothers.
May 17, 2018
Why We Can’t Have Nice Things on Death Row
Not even an extra boiled egg.
May 1, 2018
How Prosecutor Reform Is Shaking Up Small DA Races
The goals of the effort are trickling down, even if the money isn’t.
April 20, 2018
A Lawyer Who Helped an Exoneree Blow Through $750,000 Is Under Investigation
The North Carolina State Bar probes Patrick Megaro.