Georgia leads the nation in the ratio of people who are on probation or parole. Governor Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform effort aims at lowering those being supervised. His latest wrinkle is a new state agency that merges oversight of parolees and probationers.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has placed on probation a state-run office in Georgia that oversees the use of radioactive materials at hospitals, research centers and industrial sites, authorities said Thursday. The decision marked the first time the NRC has placed a state-run inspection program on probation.
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.
The Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools gave notice Thursday to two Georgia Colleges. The SACS board accredits schools and found issues with Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon and with Paine College in Augusta. SACS President Belle Wheeler said both schools were up for accreditation for another 10 years, but they only got accreditation for another 12 months.
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, says he won’t try to take over the Atlanta School Board...for now. Infighting among board members has put the Atlanta Public School system in danger of losing its accreditation.