Administration of Justice Bulletin #2020/02

Securing the Release of People in Custody in North Carolina During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, June 15, 2020

This bulletin analyzes five potential mechanisms for securing the release of people in custody in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • federal habeas,
  • state habeas,
  • appeal bonds,
  • joint MARs, and
  • parole reviews “in the interests of justice.”

This bulletin and other reference materials will be posted on the Public Defense Education website of the School of Government. Motions and orders referenced herein will be made available through the N.C. Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS) COVID-19 resources online portal

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