“I can’t even explain it in words!’ Iris exclaims as she starts her release interview with me. “Everything I’ve been hustling for my whole adult life has come to be in the last 6 months”. It is August 8th, 2018, and Iris Thomas who will be 69 years young next week, is leaving prison by…

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  CCT Executive Director Participates in City-Wide Panel on Mass Incarceration On February 6th, CCT Executive Director, Myra Clark, participated in a panel at a city-wide event about mass incarceration. The event, ?Rethinking Incarceration? was hosted by Warehouse 242 and featured a new book by the same name, authored by Dominique DuBois Gilliard. Mr. Gilliard…

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NC has reduced its use of solitary confinement by more than 50% since 2012 but still has a long way to go according to a recently released Vera Institute report. Currently, incarcerated individuals may find themselves in solitary confinement (also known as segregation units) for minor infractions such as swearing. At some state facilities the…

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