Durham County Jail

Below are articles from in and around Durham that current issues and activism around the Durhem County Jail. This list is not exaustive. MORE INFO COMING SOON!

May 04, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A group of protesters calling attention to conditions in the county jail gathered outside of the Durham Performing Arts Center with plans to disrupt Friday’s performance of “The Lion King.”

The protest was called by Inside-Outside Alliance...

May 27, 2016

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February 17, 2016

Maggot-infested mashed potatoes. Rodent feces in the food warmers. Inmates denied toilet paper and medication.

To those who have followed the movement protesting conditions inside the Durham County Detention Facility, such allegations aren't news. The jail has been dogged for a year with claims of inhumane treatment of inmates. Assault charges...

January 26, 2016

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June 03, 2015

For more than a month, demonstrators have picketed every Friday at the Durham County Detention Facility, protesting new jail policies that confine inmates to their cells for 22 hours every day.

But on Monday, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, said the policy will continue, no matter the controversy...

December 10, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — Two Durham County Jail detention officers were recently fired and criminally charged after investigators concluded they used unreasonable force against inmate Genapher Page, throwing her to the ground and punching her in the face. 

The fight cost Officer Anita Louise Alston and Officer Rachel L. Smith their jobs. A supervisory...

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