Faye Brown, an inmate at NCCIW in Raleigh, died on May 6 from complications of COVID-19.
Protesters calling attention to conditions inside state prisons took to the streets to voice their concerns and honk their horns at Central Prison in Raleigh.
On Friday, about 70 citizens from Second Chance Alliance gathered to show love and support for offenders housed at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro. Members of the Alliance drove past the local prison honking their horns and waving at the inmates that were able to look out their windows and wave back at the group.
Judge Rozier has ordered the Department of Public Safety to take immediate steps to keep incarcerated people safe from COVID-19 — including moving beds six feet apart, providing full access to soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and providing masks that are the same quality as the masks that staff get.
The global spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on those incarcerated, leaving them incredibly vulnerable to illness. As North Carolina shelters in place to save lives, join us in asking YOUR county sheriff to do everything they can to keep incarcerated people safe.