Southern Center for Human Rights

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The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal justice system. SCHR's mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other criminal justice practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Southern United States. We do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

We are correcting the casualties of the War on Drugs through policy reform and challenging extremely long sentences. To date, we have freed more than 20 people serving long term drug sentences for minor drug offenses. Through our Welcome Home Gift Baskets, we have begun to lay the foundation for a successful transition back into the community. We need your help to push our efforts further. We are developing an initiative to provide holistic reentry services to these newly freed individuals to help them thrive.

Our success in the struggle for justice depends on the partnership of individuals like you who believe as we do that justice is worth fighting for and it cannot wait.
Learn more about our work to challenge extremely long drug sentences by watching this video:


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