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Category: Mass Incarceration

SCHR Sends Public Letter to State Regarding the Potential Spread of COVID-19 to People in Georgia Prisons

On March 13, 2010, the Southern Center for Human Rights sent a public letter to…

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Civil Rights Groups Undertake Voter Education for People in Georgia Jails

Yesterday, the Southern Center for Human Rights and Dēmos mailed 1,000 nonpartisan, voter education packets…

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Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights Recommends No Changes to Current Law

This year, a bipartisan group of state senators convened to form the Senate Study Committee…

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Currently incarcerated? Have a past criminal record?

If you or someone you know is having trouble voting because of a conviction or…

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‘What we call goals are human rights’: an interview with Close the Jail ATL’s Marilynn Winn

The Atlanta City Detention Center (or ACDC) has historically served as a place to warehouse…

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Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Solitary Confinement and to Remedy “Repulsive” Conditions for Women at South Fulton Jail

United States District Court Judge William M. Ray, II issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Sheriff of…

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DOJ Files Statement of Interest in SCHR Case

In April, the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), along with the Georgia Advocacy  Office,…

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Victorian Asylum or Modern Jail?

By Sara Totonchi, Executive Director When K.H. was arrested in Atlanta in November of 2018,…

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It’s Time to End Illegal “Pay-or-Jail” Sentences at the Atlanta Municipal Court

Today, the Southern Center for Human Rights sent a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance…

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The End of Louisiana’s “Jim Crow Jury”

Last week, Louisiana voted overwhelmingly to abolish non-unanimous jury verdicts – a relic of Jim…

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