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Rest In Power, Shauntrice Murry

We are deeply saddened to announce that our friend and client Shauntrice Murry passed away…

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Birmingham District Attorney Asks Court to Give Toforest Johnson a New Trial

Today, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, led by District Attorney Danny Carr, filed an…

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Public Defenders for Black Lives Rally – Atlanta

Media Advisory Contact: Hannah Riley; [email protected] (Atlanta, GA) — Please join Gideon’s Promise, the Southern…

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From Cuffs to Care

One year ago, the Atlanta City Council voted to close the Atlanta City Detention Center…

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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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Media Roundup

There’s a lot in the news right now. Some highlighted stories, from the last week:…

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After 43 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Johnny Gates Walks Free

We are overjoyed to share that on Friday, May 15, after 43 long years of…

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Coalition Demands Urgent Meeting with Georgia’s Governor; Urges Local Action to Save Lives

The Georgia Coalition 2 Save Lives, which the Southern Center for Human Rights is proud…

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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, SCHR Sends Letters to Department of Juvenile Justice; Judges

In the letter to the Department of Juvenile Justice, SCHR urges DJJ to adopt a…

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Puerto Ricans Win Right to Transfer Their Driver’s Licenses in Georgia

Kenneth Cabán Gonzalez, a U.S. citizen born and raised in Puerto Rico, can finally transfer…

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