Change of Venue, Technicalities Frustrate Attempts to have Grievances Heard in NC

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[Civil Liberties] [Abuse] [North Carolina]
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Change of Venue, Technicalities Frustrate Attempts to have Grievances Heard in NC

I still have problems using the grievance procedure. I just had a petition dismissed in State Court. It was legal claims about placing me under structure sentencing laws when I was sentenced under 1979 laws. One judge ruled my claim was not frivolous and allowed me to sue as an indigent. The Attorney General's office had my case moved to another county before a judge that favored them. He made no ruling on the merits. He went outside the complaint and said I was lawfully confined. I can't appeal to state appellate courts because their court rules are mandatory that all documents be typed. Prison officials took out all law libraries in 1989, including type-writers and photocopying access.

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