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Explore our website, particularly the sections on the death penalty and prisons and jails. Sign up for our emails at the top of our website, and like us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at @southerncenter.

Support SCHR’s Reform Efforts

SCHR, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, relies completely on private donations and grants to fund our efforts to challenge human rights violations in prisons and jails and the death penalty. Please contribute to support our efforts!

Read Our Reports

SCHR has published detailed reports about the death penalty, the right to counsel, the private probation industry, prison violence, and criminal justice reform. Read them here on our website, and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Smile for SCHR on Amazon

Support SCHR at no cost to you through the Amazon Smile program. Go to, support SCHR as your preferred charitable organization, and a percentage of every purchase you make will automatically go to SCHR every time you shop.

Volunteer with SCHR

In our office in Atlanta, we seek volunteers to assist with administrative tasks and fundraising events. We occasionally also seek volunteers in other cities, particularly Washington DC, for assistance at other events. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please email Cortez Wright at [email protected]. (Please note substantive legal work is reserved for our interns.)

Intern with SCHR

Are you a law student? Consider our Human Rights Internship program. Read more about the program and how to apply here.

Get Politically Active

Sign up for SCHR’s legislative updates (email Kathryn Hamoudah at [email protected]) to receive action alerts about criminal justice legislation pending in Georgia so you can write your legislators and share your concerns about these bills. Question political candidates about how they plan to reduce over incarceration and eliminate racial bias in sentencing. Look up who your legislators are here.