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Settlement Reached in Case Against Georgia Department of Corrections Officials on Behalf of Family of Man Murdered at Hays State Prison11th November 2014
Gordon County Jail Fails To Provide Adequate Nutrition To Inmates: Detainees Combat Hunger By Eating Toothpaste and Toilet Paper28th October 2014
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has received numerous credible complaints from people who state that they are being deprived of an adequate amount of food while detained in the
18th September 2014
Court papers filed in dispute allege sexual harassment by interim PD
17th September 2014
At its troubled Cordele office in South Georgia, the state public defenders system has replaced a lawyer accused of incompetence with one accused of sexual harassment, according to court filings.
2nd September 2014
The hiring of a circuit public defender in Cordele remains on hold as both sides to a lawsuit related to problems within that office have agreed to ask the court for more time to file briefs.
25th August 2014
A nationally recognized expert in indigent defense is so enraged by what he calls the “worst public defender office in the state” that he has applied to run the place.
26th August 2014
A Fulton County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a temporary restraining order that halts the state public defender system from appointing a circuit public defender in Cordele.
20th August 2014
On August 20, 2014, the Southern Center for Human Rights received a great order in a lawsuit seeking the return of so-called “administrative costs” that were illegally collected from citizens in a small county in South Georgia.
20th August 2014
A federal judge in Albany is allowing a suit to go forward against Grady County and a state court judge over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized administrative costs the judge allegedly billed to misdemeanor defendants in order to bol
23rd September 2014
Atlanta, GA –The public defender office in Georgia’s Cordele Judicial Circuit has three attorneys, one investigator and an annual caseload of approximately 1700.