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Explore our website, particularly the sections on the death penalty and prisons and jails. Sign up for our emails at the top of our website, and like us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at @southerncenter.

Support SCHR’s Reform Efforts

SCHR, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, relies completely on private donations and grants to fund our efforts to challenge human rights violations in prisons and jails and the death penalty. Please contribute to support our efforts!

Read Our Reports

SCHR has published detailed reports about the death penalty, the right to counsel, the private probation industry, prison violence, and criminal justice reform. Read them here on our website, and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Smile for SCHR on Amazon

Support SCHR at no cost to you through the Amazon Smile program. Go to, support SCHR as your preferred charitable organization, and a percentage of every purchase you make will automatically go to SCHR every time you shop.

Give Newly Freed Clients a Fresh Start

We invite you to help us welcome home our clients with gift baskets made up of essential items they need to successfully transition back into society. Click here to view and purchase items from SCHR’s Wish List on

Volunteer with SCHR

In our office in Atlanta, we seek volunteers to assist with administrative tasks and fundraising events. We occasionally also seek volunteers in other cities, particularly Washington DC, for assistance at other events. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please email Cortez Wright at [email protected]. (Please note substantive legal work is reserved for our interns.)

Intern with SCHR

Are you a law student? Consider our Human Rights Internship program. Read more about the program and how to apply here.

Get Politically Active

Sign up for SCHR’s legislative updates (email Marissa Dodson at [email protected]) to receive action alerts about criminal justice legislation pending in Georgia so you can write your legislators and share your concerns about these bills. Question political candidates about how they plan to reduce over incarceration and eliminate racial bias in sentencing. Look up who your legislators are here.

Become an SCHR Ambassador

Join the SCHR Ambassadors and gain valuable leadership and networking opportunities while working to advance SCHR’s mission. Learn more about the SCHR Ambassadors and how you can get involved here.