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.
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.
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.
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.