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Who We Are
For the past 30 years, the Carolina Justice Policy Center has worked on a wide range of policy issues including sentencing reform, developing and improving community-based corrections programs, and addressing critical problems in the use of the death penalty.
In 2012, Judge Greg Weeks from Cumberland found that a "wealth of evidence" demonstrated "the persistent, pervasive, and distorting role of race in jury selection through North Carolina." Judge Weeks said that the evidence "should serve as a clear signal of the need for reform in capital jury selection proceedings in the future."
In June, 2013, the NC legislature has repealed the Racial Justice Act, but no one can repeal the strong evidence documenting the unfair exclusion of African Americans from jury service in capital cases. This fall, that evidence will be presented to the NC Supreme Court.
We need you to SPEAK UP as the cases documenting racial discrimination in jury selection go before the NC Supreme Court. We all need to insist that racial bias must play no role in the death penalty.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SPEAK UP.
Thank Legislators Who VOTED NO on the Repeal of the Racial Justice Act - Capital Punishment/ Amendments - SB 306.
Thank HOUSE Members Voting NO
Thank SENATE Members Voting NO