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., March 25, 2013 9:01am
Law enforcement officials say violence within Georgia prisons has left 12 inmates and a guard dead in 10 months. Officials say smuggled cell phones allow inmate gangs to communicate and plan attacks.
Wed., February 6, 2013 7:41pm
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., January 23, 2013 1:00pm
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced two inmates at Hays State Prison in Trion have been charged in the death of a 31-year-old prisoner. He was the third to die at the close security facility in just under a month.
Tue., July 12, 2011 4:07pm
The Southern Center for Human Rights is suing the Georgia Department of Corrections over alleged inmate abuse.