SCHR Launches Book Drive for Women of South Fulton Jail

13th December, 2019

The Southern Center for Human Rights and the Georgia Advocacy Office represent women with psychiatric disabilities in the South Fulton Jail. In a pending lawsuit, we are challenging the jail’s practice of subjecting women with serious mental illness to solitary confinement in cells with deplorable conditions. When we brought our lawsuit, women at the jail were locked down in their cells nearly 24/7 in filthy conditions with nothing to occupy their time.

A federal court recently ordered the South Fulton Jail to improve conditions. Spurred by the court’s order, the jail has taken modest steps to increase therapeutic programming and the amount of time women are getting out of their cells. But there is much more work to be done, and we will press on to ensure that conditions are safe and that women are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

There is also something you can do to help.

SCHR launches book drive for women at South Fulton Jail.Women at the jail still lack stimulating educational, social, or recreational activities. There are very few programs, and almost no books or other reading materials. We know that many people find value, meaning, and self-empowerment through reading. For that reason, SCHR is organizing a book donation drive for women at the jail. We are also asking for donations of games and art supplies to be used in programming for women with psychiatric disabilities. We invite you to help us provide these items for women in the jail. Click here to view and purchase books and other items from SCHR’s Wish List on

Read more about our recent efforts at the South Fulton Jail: