Tue., May 14, 2013 4:13pm
Chatham County officials are recommending an increase in property taxes for a bigger jail budget. Sheriff Al St. Lawrence says he'd like to hire 52 new jail staffers to ease inmate overcrowding. Commission chairman Al Scott is pushing back against the proposal.
Thu., December 20, 2012 9:05am
The Fulton County Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday to spend $5 million to replace more than 1,300 faulty locks at the county jail. The issue is one reason the county jail has been operated under federal oversight for the past six years.
Thu., December 6, 2012 8:44am
Fulton County commissioners failed to pass a measure to replace over 1,300 faulty locks on cell doors at a county jail. The locks in the jail are one issue officials must address to resolve a federal lawsuit, which forced Fulton County to operate the jail under federal supervision.
Wed., May 9, 2012 3:30pm
Muscogee County Jail opens separate dorm for veterans. Officials hope the change will help them target former military members for treatment. Help will continue once vets are released.
Thu., April 5, 2012 11:00am
Glynn County Commission spokeswoman Candice Temple says the agency recently issued a certificate declaring the site ready for commercial and industrial use and as a detention facility.
Sat., November 12, 2011 7:00am
Should public artwork be hung in a jail? And if so, how much should be spent on it?
Tue., March 22, 2011 2:02pm
Lawyers for six parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state. The plaintiffs are in jail and can’t pay child support. The suit claims they should never have been jailed in the first place.
Wed., March 9, 2011 3:33pm
Savannah's Chatham County has broken ground on a $71 million jail expansion. The project will nearly double the detention center's size to more than 2,000 beds and will take two years to finish. It's one of the largest construction projects in the area and a welcome bit of business for area contractors.
Wed., February 17, 2010 2:20pm
Developers want to build a jail themselves, aiming to solve a longstanding
Mon., January 4, 2010 5:07pm
The coastal city wants the state Supreme Court to consider its objections t