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Organization comes to State Legislature in support of the Racial Justice Act
Written by Alyssa Marcus   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:34

(RALEIGH) -- On Tuesday, members of the organization Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation came to the State Legislature to show support for the Racial Justice Act, a law that allows inmates on death row to have their cases reexamined for racial bias and possibly have their sentences changed to life in prison.

Jean Parks' sister was killed in 1975. She says giving the death penalty fairly honors the lives of the loved ones who have been lost to murder.

"As long as North Carolina has the death penalty, we must apply it with utmost fairness. To do any less dishonors our loved ones for whom we seek justice," she said.

An inmate who gets his case looked at for racial bias may have the sentence reduced from the death penalty to life in prison without parole.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2011 10:03
 
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