Tag:American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina

  • Problems at N.C. prisons have festered for years

    Michael Kerr, starving, incoherent, and dehydrated, was loaded into a van March 12, 2014, at Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. The 53-year-old inmate was bound for a hospital at Central Prison in Raleigh.   It was a three-hour trip. He died along the way. Kerr’s death was the culmination of…

  • UNC Board of Governors approves free speech policy

    The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a free speech policy that allows for termination of professors and expulsion of students. The policy, approved Dec. 15, outlines the kind of speech that isn’t protected, which includes unlawful harassment, true and credible threats, or…