McCrory’s office sends 2nd compensation check to eugenics program victims

File. (WNCN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The victim’s of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina will receive a second compensation payment of $15,000, Governor Pat McCrory’s Office announced Monday.

The victim’s received $20,000 in Oct. 2014 as an initial compensation payment. Each qualified victim is expected to receive $50,000 in total, the governor’s office said.

“This second check represents the next step in making amends for one of the darkest chapters in our history,” McCrory said. “No amount of money can undo the harm that occurred, but it is my hope that this compensation will give victims some measure of solace, comfort and vindication.”

In 2013, the signed budget bill included funding for victim’s compensation.

McCrory’s office said it has worked since 2013 to identify victims. Around 213 victims have qualified for compensation, McCrory’s office said.

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