Better supervision of violent offenders leaving prison is among new recommendations by the Special Council On Criminal Justice Reform. The Council recommends inmates who serve the maximum sentence and don’t face probation spend the last three to six months of their term in a halfway house.
A special council is recommending that Georgia's juvenile justice system use its out-of-home facilities for the most serious offenders and strengthen community programs to reduce recidivism. A report with recommendations from the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform was made public Tuesday.
The Governor’s Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is recommending Georgia establish a two tiered system for felonies committed by juveniles younger than 17. The recommendations now head to the General Assembly.