The Southern Center for Human Rights

HEADLINES

  • AIDS deaths have decreased by 75 percent in four years at Limestone Correctional Facility

    There are 267 HIV-positive inmates housed in the Special Needs Unit of Limestone Correctional Facility. Improved inmate care has cut the number of AIDS deaths by 75 percent in four years. News-Courier photographer

  • What's happening in a lawsuit over medical care at Tutwiler Prison for Women may be a rare win-win in a system far more accustomed to lose-lose propositions.

    A new deal between lawyers for Tutwiler inmates and the Department of Corrections calls for up to six years of reviews by a new monitor for the federal court. Under an earlier settlement, the state would have faced four more years of monitoring.

  • ATLANTA , GEORGIA, August 14, 2006 –  Attorneys from the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia have filed another challenge to HB 1059, Georgia’s sex offender legislation passed in 2006 by the General Assembly.  Today, attorneys have asked the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the Bulloch County Sheriff from illegally evicting people from their homes for living too close to a school bus stop.

  • ATLANTA , GEORGIA, July 26, 2006 – Today, attorneys from the Southern Center for Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia have asked the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order to stop Sheriffs in Columbia, Richmond, and Burke Counties from illegally evicting people from their homes for living within 1000 feet of a school bus stop.

  • The Court today ruled that law enforcement officials in Georgia do not need to waste their resources trying to enforce HB 1059's bus stop provision.  This is because, at this time, there is nothing to enforce.

    We are in this mess because HB 1059 was a sloppily written and counterproductive law. It was intended to destroy lives by forcefully evicting thousands of Georgians from their homes, and that would have made all of us less safe in the process.  The Court's decision today saved us from such a disaster.

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