Thu., April 4, 2013 1:30pm
A group that focuses on fighting human rights violations against inmates has sued the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, saying the agency is in violation of the state's open records law.
Mon., November 5, 2012 11:00am
Georgia's highest court will consider Monday whether prison officials violated state administrative procedures by failing to hold public hearings before changing the execution procedure.
Tue., July 3, 2012 6:42pm
The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections has scheduled an execution for a man convicted in the 1990 killing of a fellow inmate. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on Tuesday announced that the execution of Warren Lee Hill has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 18.
Fri., February 3, 2012 4:41pm
A new report finds Georgia's prisoners are getting older. Tough sentencing reforms in the 1990's put many behind bars for life. Medical costs expected to soar.
Wed., November 23, 2011 9:18am
State officials said illegal cell phones inside the Telfair State Prison were the cause of a large fight Monday night that led to three inmates being taken to a hospital and two of the dormitories being locked down. Georgia Department of Corrections officials said the disturbance brings to light the serious dangers of cell phones in Georgia's prison system.
Tue., November 22, 2011 9:12am
Authorities said two of the dormitories at Telfair State Prison in south Georgia were on lockdown after a large fight Monday night. Three inmates were taken to the hospital, but their conditions were not available.
Wed., October 5, 2011 3:28pm
Allegations of conflicts of interest have prompted an investigation into Georgia Department of Corrections contracts.
Sun., September 18, 2011 9:13pm
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Monday will hear from supporters and opponents of Troy Davis' execution. The state is set to put the condemned prisoner to death on Wednesday for the 1989 fatal shooting of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. A UGA Law School professor says, there's too much doubt in Davis' case to carry out an irreversible sentence.
Tue., July 12, 2011 4:07pm
The Southern Center for Human Rights is suing the Georgia Department of Corrections over alleged inmate abuse.
Tue., June 7, 2011 2:45pm
Sodium thiopental being replaced with pentobarbital. Georgia one of four states making the switch following a drug shortage. Barbituate is one of three used during an execution.