North Carolina’s capital punishment system has sentenced innocent men to die and allowed executions to proceed despite serious questions of justice. In some cases, investigators and prosecutors secured convictions by hiding or falsifying evidence or by secretly compensating witnesses. In others, important claims of racial bias and mental illness have been ignored.
Click the slideshow or the categories below to read just a few of the stories that expose grave problems with capital punishment in North Carolina.
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