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Drug testing bill moves closer to passage

...opposed included the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Southern Center for Human Rights, Mental Health America of Georgia...of Georgia.Gerry Weber, senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, told lawmakers the bill is unconstitutional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-11/drug-testing-bill-moves-
Senator says bill will boost DNA hits

...direction," he said.But some civil-rights groups aren't persuaded.Sara J. Totonchi, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, notes that crime labs are already behind in processing rape kits, not to mention the expense of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-11/senator-says-bill-will-b
Failures prompt Georgia prison lawsuit

...full extent of problems at the prison has been difficult, according to Sarah Geraghty, a senior attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights. The department hasn't supplied access to documents the attorneys requested under the state's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-06/failures-prompt-georgi
Across the region

Agency loses suit in document fightATLANTA - The state Department of Corrections has agreed to give the Southern Center for Human Rights 1,000 pages of documents after the group sued during its probe into a northwest Georgia prison.The Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-09/across-region
Caseloads, funding main reasons for death penalty case delays, say capital defenders

...is "a little greater than the difference between night and day," said Stephen Bright, a senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights.Critics have called the long delays excuses with the ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-27/caseloads-funding-main
Gangs, cell phones blamed on rise in homicides in Georgia prisons

...said Sara Totonchi, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, which monitors prison violence...letting up," Sara Geraghty, an attorney with the Southern Center, said. "(DOC) is failing to realize the severity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-24/gangs-cell-phones-blamed-rise-homic
Ga. pardons board granting more medical reprieves to sick inmates to save millions in spending

...increasing number of medical reprieves to people in prison," said Melanie Velez, an attorney with Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights who focuses on challenging prison and jail conditions. "It's a fiscally sound move and it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-05-26/ga-pardons-board-grant
Bill would make YDC abuse reports secret

...the business manager of the agency's Sandersville facility for theft.But Melanie Velez, an attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights, said those problems are why the reports of abuse need to be released."The legislature should not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-26/bill-would-make-ydc-abus
Families often victims in death penalty case delays

...put up with and encounter with regard to the Capital Defender Office."Stephen Bright, the senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, defended the office before Craig last year."Judge Roper and other judges are upset when final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-08-05/families-often-victims
Condemned Ga. man wants lethal injection details

...has been hard to track down amid a nationwide shortage.The lawsuit, filed in Fulton County Superior Court by the Southern Center for Human Rights, asks the judge to halt Emmanuel Hammond's execution until the Georgia Department of Corrections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-20/condemned-ga-man-wants-letha
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