Niecey Fennell

Criminal Justice

SCSJ represents the family of Uniece “Niecey” Fennell, a child who died in the Durham County Detention Facility in 2017.  Niecey was one of 23 people to die in the jail over the last 20 years.  In seeking civil accountability for the unlawful conditions and practices that led to Niecey’s death, SCSJ aims to put an end to Durham’s alarming practice of incarcerating 16 and 17 year old children with adult detainees.