Criminal Justice


Racist Roots is an online project that reveals the North Carolina death penalty‘s deep entanglement with racism. Using historical narrative and multiple viewpoints, this project puts the modern death penalty in the context of history. This resource will be available soon for online presentations to a variety of groups from students to faith communities. Contact Noel Nickle at or call (828) 775-9912 to schedule.

WNC Response to COVID-19 For Those in Custody is a public Facebook group with the purpose of 1) Providing accurate information, resources, and support to families who have loved ones in jail and prison custody. 2) Engaging and educating community members who are less impacted by jail and prison to facilitate advocacy and a compassionate response to COVID-19. 3) Building capacity for more equity and justice after this pandemic, by sharing information and nurturing connection across systemic barriers imposed by our justice system and mass incarceration.

The Marshall Project is about demystifying the criminal justice system. Go to the website for articles and stories that do just that.

Key Allies

The N.C. Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a network of organizations and individuals across the state working to dismantle North Carolina’s death penalty. They are dedicated to broad criminal legal reform and restorative justice which centers the voices of people who have suffered harm. They work with lawmakers, communities, and the public to educate about the racially unjust and ineffectual death penalty system and advocate for alternatives that are more equitable, cost effective, and increase public safety.

Get Involved: Contact Noel Nickle at or call (828) 775-9912.