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May 1, 2024

ATLANTA—Today Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 63 into law. This bill creates a two-tiered justice system where wealth determines whether or not people languish in jail. 

The ACLU of Georgia releases the following statement:

“SB 63 is cruel, costly, and counterproductive. Research shows that sweeping people into incarceration only increases crime and taxpayer costs, and yet Georgia locks up a higher percentage of its people than any other state in the country. SB 63 doubles down on that position, forcing even more people to languish in jail because they are poor or mentally ill. We are very disappointed that Gov. Kemp has sacrificed the good of Georgia for political gain. The ACLU of Georgia will challenge SB 63 in the courts to stop it from going into effect.”