criminal justice reform


Cameron Beach / The 9th Street Journal

The new Durham DA says about half the staff has turned over, but her team is now well-organized and focused on prosecuting violent crimes. Read more

Ninth Street Journal

“I think a lot of people during the campaign said, ‘She can’t do what she’s promising to do.’ But I think they see now that the old way was a failure of imagination.” Read more

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Photo by Alex Boerner

It took a decade to do something as simple as Raise the Age. Mention sentencing reform for violent offenders and watch politicians run for the hills. Read more



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Judges “routinely order low-income North Carolinians—a disproportionate number of them people of color—to pay fines and fees that they cannot afford.” Read more

North Carolina


Alex Boerner

The new Durham Expunction and Restoration program has already dismissed more than 70,000 traffic and criminal cases, but expanding it will require resources—and political will. Read more

Durham County


Jenny Warburg

“How are we going to make the city we love a city for all?” Read more

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King is known for using his social media presence to highlight injustice. Read more

Durham County


Photo by Sarah Willets

Everyone on the docket had had their license suspended at least two years over unpaid traffic fines. Read more

Durham County

Mitigating suicide risks at the county jail and reviewing the school resource officer program are among the priorities Sheriff Clarence Birkhead has outlined. Read more

Durham County

The series, Always Human: Re-Visioning Justice, “attempts to recognize the varied history and purpose of prisons in the United States and in Christian traditions.” Read more

Durham County

Dave Hall, Clayton Jones, and Josephine Kerr Davis were elected to the bench in Durham amid a push for criminal justice reform. Read more

Durham County


Photo by Sarah Willets

All of the judicial candidates present as well as Durham's incoming DA responded “yes” to each of Durham CAN’s priorities. Read more

Durham County