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Open Records Lawsuit Dismissed

The state Department of Corrections has agreed to give the Southern Center for Human Rights 1,000 pages of documents after the group sued during their probe into a northwest Georgia prison.

The Department of Corrections initially told the organization it would have to pay more than $250,000 in advance for records on inmate deaths, security audits and broken locks at Hays State Prison in Trion.

The lawsuit had been dismissed and aside from providing the documents, the Georgia Department of Corrections has agreed to pay the organization's legal fees.

Sara Geraghty, an attorney for the organization, says the cost of the documents was deducted from the group's legal expenses and the state sent the organization a check for $9,000.

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