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Legislative Day 15 - 2011

Citing Georgia’s overburdened prisons, state leaders today announced plans to find ways to release non-violent offenders and find alternative means of rehab. Governor Nathan Deal said the state’s budget emphasis should not be focused on incarceration of non-violent offenders.

Also, Chief Justice Carol Hunstein delivered her second state of the judiciary address before a joint session of the House and Senate today. Justice Hunstein called for increased funding for Georgia’s court system.

We are joined in-studio by Lester Tate, President of the State Bar of Georgia. We discuss funding issues in Georgia’s court system.

You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7 pm, and at 5:30 am the following morning.