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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
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
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
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
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
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