Media Contact: media@acluga.org

WHO   

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
Economic Justice Coalition

Guest panelists 

Superior Court Judge Eric Norris 
State Rep. Deborah Gonzalez, District 117
Police Chief Scott Freeman, Athens-Clarke County
Life Griot, Founder of Chess and Community
Athens 4 Everyone
 
WHAT 
Athens Smart Justice Roundtable
 
WHERE
Athens – Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia 30606
 
WHEN 
5:30 pm Thursday, June 1
 
WHY
Georgia’s over-incarceration of its citizens has had a long-term negative impact on families, communities, and the allocation of taxpayers’ dollars. Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed Senate Bill 407 into law as part of the reform of the state’s criminal justice system, but more needs to be done. 
 
TOPICS
Bail Reform
Community Reentry
Parole Reform
Prosecutorial Reform
Sentencing Reform
 
The Roundtable will focus on how Athens-Clarke County can usher in the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice, an unprecedented, multiyear effort to reduce the jail and prison population by 50% and to combat the racial disparities in the criminal justice system.