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.
Fri., August 3, 2012 3:15pm
The Georgia Department of Corrections is moving more than a dozen prison officials. The changes affect prisons across the state but are being called routine. The Department has named eight new wardens, six new deputy wardens and two new superintendents in a total of 13 facilities.
Fri., February 3, 2012 4:41pm
A new report finds Georgia's prisoners are getting older. Tough sentencing reforms in the 1990's put many behind bars for life. Medical costs expected to soar.
Thu., January 19, 2012 9:37am
Corrections commissioner Brian Owens sounded off Wednesday about an "epidemic" in illegal cellphones smuggled into Georgia's prisons. Owens told lawmakers that prison officials confiscated more than 8,500 phones in state prisons over the last 18 months.
Wed., November 23, 2011 9:18am
State officials said illegal cell phones inside the Telfair State Prison were the cause of a large fight Monday night that led to three inmates being taken to a hospital and two of the dormitories being locked down. Georgia Department of Corrections officials said the disturbance brings to light the serious dangers of cell phones in Georgia's prison system.
Sat., January 22, 2011 10:28am
State officials have suspended seven officers from Macon State Prison after allegations that inmates were abused by guards last month.
Mon., December 13, 2010 6:57pm
Prisoners at Hays, Macon, Telfair, and Smith state prisons placed on lockdown Thursday when the department of corrections learned of a coordinated strike effort . Officials say the lockdowns will continue until an internal security review is complete.