On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the City of Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC) voted to put forward a set of ten recommendations to Durham County and the City, County, and Judicial District of Durham. These recommendations relate to the Durham County Detention Facility and to people awaiting court proceedings in Durham. Inside-Outside Alliance encourages everyone to read and discuss the HRC’s 18-page document (linked below) and, if you wish, let us know what you think.
At this point in time, we in Inside-Outside Alliance have just one correction to the report: On page 5, Major Martin of the Durham County’s Sheriff’s office is quoted as saying there is “no way in hell” that Inside-Outside Alliance is coming into the jail. But, as often happens, Major Martin gets it wrong: Inside-Outside Alliance is already IN the jail.