From left to right, David Andrews with the N. C. Office of the Appellate Defender, Ben Finholt with the N.C. Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and Democratic N.C. Rep. Pricey Harrison of Greensboro sat on a Monday panel that discussed a Duke University law school report on juveniles facing life without parole in the state.
From left to right, David Andrews with the N. C. Office of the Appellate Defender, Ben Finholt with the N.C. Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and Democratic N.C. Rep. Pricey Harrison of Greensboro sat on a Monday panel that discussed a Duke University law school report on juveniles facing life without parole in the state.
From left to right, David Andrews with the N. C. Office of the Appellate Defender, Ben Finholt with the N.C. Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and Democratic N.C. Rep. Pricey Harrison of Greensboro sat on a Monday panel that discussed a Duke University law school report on juveniles facing life without parole in the state.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers in Florida, Alabama and North Carolina for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting.