Jail COVID outbreak spikes: 107 inmates test positive; jail locked down for 2 days

Story By Michael Gordon | December 10, 2020 6:45 PM

Charlotte attorney Tim Emry, a leader in the call to dramatically reduce the jail population in light of the resurgent pandemic, said Thursday that the COVID lockdown “essentially makes the right to and access of counsel non-existent.”

Emry said he had two bond hearings scheduled for Friday that have now been canceled. He described one of his clients “as an 18-year-old girl with no prior convictions who wants to be ...

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Meck county jail battered by its largest surge yet of COVID-19 cases.

Story By Michael Gordon | December 3, 2020 12:45 PM

“The dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County Jail screams out that a crisis is here,” said Charlotte attorney Tim Emry, one of the leaders of the #DecarcerateMecklenburg effort.

“I remind the people of Charlotte that the overwhelming majority of people in the jail have not been convicted of a crime. They are simply too poor to buy their freedom. They are our neighbors, relatives, and friends. We should ...

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A grieving family asks: Why aren’t county jails doing more to stop spread of COVID-19?

Story By Ames Alexander, Virginia Bridges, And Jordan Wilkie | October 27, 2020 1:49 PM

“If they did mass testing, they’d find a lot more people with COVID-19,” said Charlotte lawyer Tim Emry, who works with a group of advocates trying to make conditions safer inside Mecklenburg County’s jails. “… They’re more concerned about avoiding bad publicity than the health and safety of the residents.”

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Interview with Francene Marie “Justice – Laws & You!”

Francene Marie offers 1-hour weekly conversations relevant to you and your family. | May 29, 2020 4:58 PM

Francene Marie interviews Timothy S. Emry the founder of The Emry Law Firm, PLLC. Emry has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2003 and his years of practice has concentrated exclusively in Criminal Defense cases at the State level. We unpack 400 years of oppression during my time with him, and he does a ...

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IN THE NEWS – Mecklenburg jail nurse tests positive for COVID-19; exposure minimal, sheriff says

Story By Michael Gordon | April 2, 2020 04:46 PM

A Charlotte attorney who has called on the sheriff, police and the courts to reduce the jail population until the pandemic recedes, said the nurse’s case proves further steps are needed to protect inmates.

“If the sheriff’s department truly cares for the well being of people in their custody, they will begin extensive testing and screening procedures,” Tim Emry said.

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