A prosecutor said he will launch an "immediate investigation" into misconduct charges against a powerful south Georgia judge who stepped down this month rather than face allegations that she abused her authority.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment.
NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.
A Fulton County Superior Court judge has granted class-action status in a case alleging, Georgia is running modern-day debtors prisons.
The decision could cost millions of dollars to taxpayers.
Five parents put in jail for failing to pay child support filed the lawsuit.