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Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...violations and crimes such as fraud and extortion.The Southern Center for Human Rights filed its first legal action in the...only stopping when attorney Sarah Geraghty of the Southern Center filed a "motion to stop enforcement of expired probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Family, friends of beaten inmate rally for prison reform

...prisons, with more homicides in 2012 than many states had in the past 10 years, according to a July 2014 report by the Southern Center for Human Rights.The center labeled Smith State as "perhaps the most dangerous prison in the state," with 21...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-01/family-friends-beaten-inmate-
Secrecy law challenged in Georgia after execution delay

...that a government can take than extinguishing a person's life," said Sara Totonchi, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, which represents prisoners facing a death sentence, though not Gissendaner. "As citizens of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/secrecy-law-challenged-g
Physicians with citations of misconduct hired to treat Georgia inmates

...disciplinary action to work in specific settings, ? like prisons, VA hospitals and free clinics.Senior Attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights, Sarah Geraghty, called those stipulations disgraceful, and said they imply treatment from doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-14/physicians-citations-miscond
Georgia eyes probation reform

...for-profit companies, and indigent citizens have paid the price," said Sarah Geraghty, a senior attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights. "Significant legislative reforms are needed to protect the indigent and to restore peoples' faith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/georgia-eyes-probation
Report details extent of violence in Georgia prisons

...State Medical Prison inmate is one of 34 homicides in Georgia prisons since 2010, according to a new report by the Southern Center for Human Rights.The center has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the state's prison system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-05/report-details-extent-
Woman sues over alleged wrongful imprisonment

...of another woman filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against officers in two Georgia law enforcement agencies.The Southern Center for Human Rights filed the lawsuit on behalf of Joyce Ann Tinsley, 47, of Dublin. The lawsuit says Tinsley was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-23/woman-sues-over-alleged-wrongful-im
Governor Nathan Deal vetoes private probation bill

...freedoms and liberty don't need to be outsourced to profit driven companies," Long wrote in an e-mail.The Southern Center on Human Rights, which lobbied against the bill, commended the governor for his veto.The use of private probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-29/governor-nathan-deal-v
Former Augusta State Medical Prison guard guilty of smuggling drugs

...killed in Georgia prisons. The number of homicides in 2012 was triple the number from 10 years ago, according to the Southern Center for Human Rights.Two inmates have been killed by fellow inmates at Augusta State Medical Prison.Myers told the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-23/former-augusta-state-m
Senator received support from probation firm owner, bondsmen group

...sides got some of the things they wanted."I respectfully disagree with Sen. Stone," Sarah Geraghty, of the Southern Center for Human Rights, wrote in an e-mail. "This was a bill brought at the behest of the private industry. It was a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-18/senator-received-suppo