Law enforcement personel are requesting more information from cellphone carriers. In a report responding to a Congressional inquiry, cellphone companies say, police and public investigarors made more than a million requests for customer data last year. The numbers are an alarming surge over previous years, reflecting the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating 2 prisons in Tattnall and Macon Counties for possible abuse by guards. GBI Spokesman John Bankhead says the head of the Department of Corrections made the request to the GBI Chief.
The state's independent auditing arm says, Georgia is spending a million-and-a-half dollars a year for an inefficient, outdated and error-prone sex offender registry. The audit says, the database is so bad, local sherrifs have to maintain their own, separate registries and the public has a hard time finding useful information about sex offenders online. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation maintains the registry.