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July 2nd, 2020

Judge Rozier ruled that NC prisons are out of compliance with his previous court orders saying that the “state has failed to comply with the Court’s directions in several meaningful ways,” and that the court “is extremely concerned by the apparent indifference with which Defendants have treated the Court’s Orders.” He further found that The state “willfully failed” to provide certain information to the court, and that what the state did provide was inconsistent, incomplete and potentially incorrect. 

Rozier ordered the state to provide evidence to show it is following the court’s order, due by July 27, including a detailed plan on preventing the spread of COVID-19, the state’s plan for early release from prison and protecting new intakes to the prison system. Judge Rozier also announced he would appoint a court liaison to monitor the accuracy of information submitted to the court, to be paid for by the state. 

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