May 13, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACS Athens: COVID-19 and the Athens-Clarke County Jail

Virtual Event

You can find a recording of this event here.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Athens-Clarke County Commissioners Mariah Parker and Tim Denson have co-authored a resolution "in support of sheltering-in-place, social distancing and medical care access for incarcerated individuals currently held in the Athens-Clarke County Jail.” A link to the resolution can be found here.

In this online panel discussion, hosted by the ACS Athens Lawyer Chapter, Commissioner Denson will address conditions at the jail, the dangers they pose to those incarcerated and the community, and how he and Commissioner Parker want all participants in the criminal legal system in Athens to respond to this threat. Ms. Roberts will offer a statewide perspective on these issues and the challenges the crisis presents to efforts to reform the criminal legal system. Judge Hope will address how he and his court have responded to the crisis. Former State Representative Deborah Gonzalez will moderate.


Hon. Tim Denson, Commissioner, Athens-Clarke County

Hon. Ryan Hope, Judge, Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court

Tiffany Williams Roberts, Community Engagement & Movement Building Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights

Moderated by:

Deborah Gonzalez, Former State Representative

Attendees will be sent dial-in information upon registration.