Wed., November 23, 2011 4:18am
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.
Sun., September 18, 2011 5:13pm
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., February 1, 2011 11:48am
Gov. Deal is pushing more alternative programs for non-violent drug offenders. It's a way to deal with the state's staggering prison budget. Several judges around the state already run alternative sentencing programs. One lesson they say Deal can learn from their experience is to find the money to pay for the best treatment available.
Mon., January 24, 2011 11:28am
Execution of Emmanuel Hammond will go forward. Defense attorney's say Georgia Department of Corrections bought lethal injection drugs from "back room" supplier. Corrections officials say drug works fine.
Tue., January 11, 2011 12:45pm
Faced with a shrinking state budget, Governor Deal said Georgia spends about 3 million dollars a day to run the Department of Corrections and he laid out the statistics.