The Southern Center for Human Rights


  • 5th October 2016

    Today, the Southern Center for Human Rights and Columbus attorney, Mark C. Post, filed Harrison v. Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, et al., on behalf of Cleopatra Harrison, challenging a policy by the Columbus Recorder’s Court of imposing an illegal victim fee on women experiencing domestic violence and then threatening to jail those who fail to pay it. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

  • 25th August 2016

    US Department of Justice Civil Rights Chief Vanita Gupta will offer Keynote Address.

  • 19th August 2016

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – In a brief signed by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta and U.S. Attorney John A. Horn, the U.S.

  • 8th August 2016

    Alabama’s practice of judicial override, through which an elected judge can impose a death sentence even where the jury voted for life, is facing increasing scrutiny for diminishing the role of juries and allowing political pressure to affect capital cases. 

  • 20th July 2016

    The U.S. Census Bureau released its proposal to count incarcerated persons at the wrong location once again for the 2020 Census. Ignoring overwhelming consensus to count incarcerated people at home, The Bureau counts incarcerated people as residents of the towns where they are confined, though they are barred from voting in 48 states and return to their homes after being released. The practice also is out of step with most state constitutions and statutes, which explicitly state that incarceration does not change a residence.