Fitzsimon File

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1—number of days left for victims of North Carolina’s eugenics program to apply for compensation—deadline is June 30 (“Deadline looms for eugenics compensation fund, WRAL-TV, June 27, 2014)

85—number of years since the eugenics program began involuntary sterilizing North Carolina citizens in 1929 (N.C. Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims)

40—number of years since the eugenics program ended in 1974 (Ibid)

7,600—number of people involuntary sterilized by the North Carolina eugenics program (N.C. Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims)

70—percentage of victims of eugenics program in North Carolina who were sterilized after 1945 (Ibid)

100—number of North Carolina’s 100 counties that participated in the forced sterilization program (Ibid)

12—number of years since the Winston-Salem Journal revealed the extent of the state’s eugenics program with the publication of the series “Against Their Will.” (“Breaking the Silence,” Triad City Beat, June 18, 2014)

11—number of years after the publication of the Winston-Salem Journal series that the General Assembly appropriated money to compensate the living victims of the forced sterilization program (Ibid)

2,944—number of living victims of eugenics program as of 2010 according the State Center for Health Statistics (N.C. Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims)

1,800—estimated number of victims of eugenics programs that may still be alive in 2014 (“Deadline looms for eugenics compensation fund, WRAL-TV, June 27, 2014)

10 million—amount in dollars set aside by the state budget in 2013 to provide $50,000 compensation to each living victim of eugenics program (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars appropriated by the General Assembly to find living victims of the state eugenics program (“Breaking the Silence,” Triad City Beat, June 18, 2014)

176—number of living victims of eugenics program the state had identified as of last year (“Deadline looms for eugenics compensation fund, WRAL-TV, June 27, 2014)

630—number of claim forms received by the state Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims as of last Thursday (N.C. Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims)

465—number of claims the state Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims had forwarded to the Industrial Commission for evaluation of eligibility of claim as of Thursday (Ibid)

1,400—estimated number of living victims of eugenics program that have not formally applied for compensation from the State of North Carolina (“Breaking the Silence,” Triad City Beat, June 18, 2014)

0—number of votes the General Assembly had held this session on proposal to extend application deadline to allow more living victims of eugenics program to apply for compensation (Ibid)

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