Despite visible opposition, Georgia's Senate Education and Youth Committee passed Senate Bill 88.
FIGHTING FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF ALL GEORGIANS
Our big push this week was fighting against Senate Bill 63, which chips away at the progress the state has made in criminal justice reform.
The story across Georgia: People charged with minor offenses and who may even be wrongfully accused are jailed awaiting trial because they have no money.
Press Release: ACLU Urges Georgia Lawmakers to Reject Unnecessary Bill Expanding Georgia’s Already Overbroad and Excessive Terrorism Laws
The Georgia General Assembly will consider SB 523, a bill that, if enacted, would expand Georgia’s already misused terrorism laws and needlessly create two new felony crimes. The American Civil Liberties...
Georgia Senate Bill 63, which forces people who can’t afford to pay bail to languish in jail, is unlawful and the ACLU of Georgia will sue if the governor signs it into law.
Today the Georgia House approved Senate Bill 63, which expands the number of low-level offenses, requiring cash bail.