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SCHR Files Civil Rights Lawsuit on Behalf of Two Incarcerated Men Brutally Beaten by Officers at Georgia State Prison

Today, the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf…

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Former Prosecutors and Others File Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Support of Johnny Lee Gates

Yesterday, a unique group of former prosecutors, a former judge, and a civil rights attorney…

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2018 Legislative Update

Fighting uphill battles is nothing new to the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the…

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SCHR Continues to Challenge LaGrange, GA, Policies That Restrict Access to Basic Utility Services

Charles Brewer, of LaGrange, suffers from serious sleep apnea and congestive heart failure. The 55-year…

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Legislation Would Further Exacerbate Wealth-Based Detention in Georgia

Yesterday, following a three hour hearing on SB 452, the legislation passed out of the…

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Newly Discovered Prosecutors’ Notes Reveal Blatant Race Discrimination in Capital Jury Selection

Today, the Southern Center for Human Rights and the Georgia Innocence Project filed a supplement…

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Inadequate Medical Care in Prison Makes Headlines Again

A sick person in detention is entirely at the mercy of the prison or jail…

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Alabama Botches Doyle Lee Hamm’s Execution

Last Thursday, the state of Alabama attempted to execute Doyle Lee Hamm. Hamm, whom we…

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SCHR Client Olivia Pearson Acquitted

Yesterday, a Wayne County jury returned a not-guilty verdict – after just 20 minutes of…

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Governor Deal’s Final Criminal Justice Reform Push

Last week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal unveiled what is arguably his toughest criminal justice reform…

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Executing the Sick and Frail in Alabama

On January 25th, Alabama had planned to execute a man who cannot remember the crime for which…

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Bail Reform Comes to Atlanta

Money bail is American exceptionalism of the wrong variety. The United States is one of…

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