The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is a nonprofit law firm that provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty, challenges human rights violations in prisons and jails, improves legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocates for criminal justice reform on behalf of those affected by the system in the Deep South.
Throughout the year, SCHR attorneys and investigators travel the roads of Georgia and Alabama working to transform the criminal justice system. We log these miles to shine a light on abysmal prison conditions, challenge the use of the death penalty, bolster public defense, and minimize financial interests. The arrowed lines on the Georgia and Alabama maps below represent the many locations impacted by SCHR staff in 2014.
With your support, SCHR will continue to send attorneys and investigators to the roads less traveled in our pursuit of justice. Thanks to a generous matching gift from It's Sew You! Atlanta!, the impact of your gift will be even greater!
"Like so many others, I have experienced firsthand the frustration of a loved one wrongly incarcerated.
So I am asking you to join me in supporting the people who work to see that the court systems continue to be aware that a watchful eye is on them, that poor people accused of crimes are represented, and that the rights of our families on death row are upheld."
-- Brenna Carnegie Rizzardi, owner, It's Sew You, Atlanta!
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