N.C. Judges Conceal Details in Jail Settlement Cases

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Jessica Lynn Martin and Kelly Ann Green died after being booked in North Carolina jails. They were young women with serious health issues, and their families claimed that negligence in the jails contributed to their deaths. Officials agreed to pay settlements to their families. In both cases, judges barred the public from finding out if any public money was paid to the inmates’ families. One judge initially didn’t follow the law on explaining his ruling, while the other judge . . .

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