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Preliminary Settlement Reached to Halt Conditions of Solitary Confinement at South Fulton Jail

On January 18th, United States Northern District Judge William M. Ray, II preliminarily approved the settlement…

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Home for the Holidays!

This holiday season, SCHR is overjoyed to celebrate several of our clients’ homecomings. Welcome home…

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Executive Director Sara Totonchi to Step Down; Deputy Director Terrica Redfield Ganzy to Lead SCHR

On January 1, 2022, Terrica Redfield Ganzy, SCHR’s current Deputy Director, will be stepping into the role of Executive Director.

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Photojournalist Jailed During Last Year’s Protests Sues City of Atlanta and APD

On June 1, 2020, during ongoing protests for Black lives in the wake of the…

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Watch: Legislative Hearing on the Deadly Crisis in the GA Dept. of Corrections

“It is imperative that lawmakers, and the general public, demand the same transparency and accountability from the leaders of our prison system that we would from any other branch of government that we entrust with people’s lives.”

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Thursday, Sept 23: GA House Committee Hearing on Crisis in GA Prisons

On Tuesday, September 14, the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division announced a sweeping…

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Too Much Doubt to Execute: Remembering Troy Davis, 10 Years Later

Too Much Doubt to Execute by Sara J. Totonchi Originally published on September 26, 2011…

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Department of Justice Announces Sweeping Investigation into Georgia Prisons

​​Today, the United States Department of Justice announced a sweeping investigation of Georgia prisons. ln…

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Lawsuit Challenges Inhuman Conditions of Confinement at Georgia State Prison

On September 10th, SCHR and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP filed a lawsuit in federal court…

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Media Roundup

As the delta variant spreads, The Marshall Project continues to track shifting visitation policies at…

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SCHR Sends Second Warning Letter to Lee Arrendale State Prison Over Unconstitutional and Inhumane Conditions

Last week, SCHR sent a second warning letter to Lee Arrendale State Prison Warden Murray…

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