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2021 Legislative Preview

This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened and met for the first four of the…

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Incarcerated in GA During COVID-19? We Want Your Story to be Heard. In Your Own Words.

COVID-19 has killed people in prisons and jails at three times the already alarming rate…

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The Cause of Justice is Always Urgent

Most of us have never lived through a year like 2020 before. This has been a year of omnipresent tragedy and uncounted acts of heroism, of the most astonishing failures of governmental leadership and the most inspiring collective demands for racial justice.

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An End of Year Message from SCHR Board Chair James Kwak

Dear Friends of the Southern Center for Human Rights,  Most of us have never lived…

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Encourage Your Legislators to Attend Southern Center for Human Rights’ Legislative Institute!

We know that Georgians care about making our state’s criminal legal systems fairer, smarter, more…

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Curtis Flowers’ Legal Team to be Honored by SCHR

On Wednesday, November 11, the Southern Center for Human Rights will host our 24th Annual…

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Statement on Abuses Occurring at Irwin County Detention Center

Dawn Wooten, a whistleblowing nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center, reported last month that a doctor at the facility performed involuntary hysterectomies and other sterilization…

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Take Action: Tell the City of Atlanta to #DropTheCharges

While city officials across the country have made the decision to drop criminal charges for…

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Halfway Home, Half a Chance

The Covid-19 pandemic has made clear that jails and prisons are not as separate from…

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We Take Injustice Personally

Each of us at SCHR has our own stories about why we choose this work, and we carry these stories with us in everything that we do. Our histories, our values, our lived experiences motivate us on the really hard days.

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Black Lives Matter, Today and Always

The horrifying events of the last few weeks — lynchings of Black people, at the…

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