Fri., June 5, 2015 6:50pm
Officials at the Department of Corrections earlier said they had found "the most likely cause" of the problem.
Wed., February 6, 2013 2:41pm
State prison officials have named a new interim warden at a northwest Georgia prison where three inmates have died since mid-December. Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens on Wednesday named Rick Jacobs acting warden at Hays State Prison in Trion.
Wed., September 26, 2012 4:11am
The state Department of Corrections is hosting a military personnel job fair Wednesday at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth. The agencies have approximately 800 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty.
Fri., August 3, 2012 11:15am
The Georgia Department of Corrections is moving more than a dozen prison officials. The changes affect prisons across the state but are being called routine. The Department has named eight new wardens, six new deputy wardens and two new superintendents in a total of 13 facilities.
Fri., August 3, 2012 2:58am
Records show that one of the drugs that was to be used in Warren Lee Hill's scheduled execution in Georgia last month had expired two weeks before he was scheduled to die. The Department of Corrections tried to change its procedures from three drugs to one — a barbiturate — in an effort to keep the execution on track.
Wed., July 18, 2012 7:05am
Some inmates at a state prison are continuing a hunger strike to protest a variety of issues. Supporters of the inmates demonstrated outside the department's Forsyth headquarters this week. They are calling on Commissioner Brian Owens to consider the inmates' demands.
Fri., January 20, 2012 3:43am
The police chief of a north Georgia town has resigned after a scathing report found his department violated its policies while investigating the disappearance of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found days later in a trash compactor at her apartment complex. Also, the man who admitted killing the girl apparently killed himself in his prison cell Thursday.