Southern Center for Human Rights
Civil Rights, Crime & Law
83 Poplar St Nw
The Center was created in 1976 to respond to the deplorable conditions in prisons and jails in the South and the United States Supreme Court's decision that year allowing the resumption of capital punishment. Since its creation, the Center has been engaged in litigation, public education, advocacy, and work with other organizations and individuals to protect the civil and human rights of people prosecuted in the criminal courts, particularly those facing the death penalty, and confined in the prisons and jails of the South.