Thu., May 2, 2013 6:29am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's juvenile justice system. The regulations are aimed at reducing the number of repeat juvenile offenders and the costs associated with them.
Tue., April 30, 2013 4:10pm
Gov. Nathan Deal isn’t done overhauling the state’s criminal justice system. He told the Atlanta Press Club Tuesday that next he’ll tackle the task of helping inmates find jobs after prison.
Fri., February 15, 2013 11:00am
Savannah Tech and Armstrong Atlantic State University are working to form an alliance allowing students who receive associates degrees at Savannah Tech to apply all of their coursework to a bachelor of science in criminal justice at Armstrong. The Georgia Board of Regents and the Board of Technical Colleges must now vote on whether to approve the proposed partnership.
Thu., December 13, 2012 8:54am
A committee appointed by Georgia's governor to study criminal justice reform and make recommendations to state lawmakers is set to discuss its suggestions at its final meeting Thursday.
Wed., July 18, 2012 11:41am
Lawyers for a man accused of gunning down a police officer in Athens are objecting to a shock device he's forced to wear during court appearances. Jamie Hood's attorneys say the device, which is operated by remote control and can deliver an incapacitating shock, is inhumane.
Wed., June 27, 2012 12:00pm
The new law is projected to save the state tens of millions of dollars in correctional spending. But concern remains about upfront costs of putting the law in place.
Mon., May 28, 2012 8:00am
Earlier this month, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law comprehensive sentencing reform legislation. It's projected to save the state tens of millions of dollars in correctional spending. But upfront costs to put the new law in place may result in a backlog of cases for the the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Wed., May 2, 2012 3:33pm
Governor Nathan Deal signed into law comprehensive sentencing reform legislation. The new law makes penalties tougher for career criminals while low-level offenders will be provided rehabilitative options.
Fri., April 6, 2012 3:29pm
Sentencing reform legislation is awaiting Governor Nathan Deal’s signature. The bill promises to save Georgia taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, reduce the state’s prison population and improve overall public safety.
Thu., March 22, 2012 5:38pm
The Georgia House overwhelmingly approved a proposal Thursday to overhaul Georgia’s criminal justice system. The sentencing reform package was months in the making--- with proponents complaining that the state’s billion dollar corrections system not only costs too much, it’s often ineffective.