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Legislative Update: Sine Die Edition

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die over midnight on Thursday, March 30, ending the 2023 session….

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AJC Op-Ed: Georgia must do right by public defenders, people they serve

By Atteeyah Hollie Anniversary of Supreme Court ruling requiring lawyers be provided for poor defendants lets…

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Legislative Update: Day 38

Good afternoon partners,  Tomorrow will mark Legislative Day 38. With only two more legislative days…

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The 2022 Year in Review

Learn more about SCHR’s ongoing work to fight for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system.

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“Physically, Visually Breaking Down”

The humanitarian crisis at Fulton County jail goes much further than people sleeping on the…

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Community Safety and Police Violence Town Halls Continue November 16 in Zone One

After weeks of protests in 2020, promises for change, and general unrest over the past…

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Justice for Danyel Smith

Danyel Smith was blamed for the death of his infant son in 2002, based on…

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SCHR Executive Director Terrica Ganzy Reflects on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the US Supreme Court

My grandmother, Birdie Lee Walker, along with her sister Matilda Schoby and their cousin Ernest…

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Action Alert: Stop SB 504!

SB 504, a bill that will make our communities less safe, will be voted on…

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Media Roundup: SCHR in the News

Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Cartersville Police Over Wrongful Arrests  “This type of guilt-by-association…

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Action Alert- Tell the House Public Safety Committee STOP SB 504

SB 504 would require judges to impose cash bail for every felony offense, even as those accused are entitled to the presumption of innocence.

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