It’s been just under a year since a massive overhaul to Georgia’s criminal justice system took effect. The state Corrections Commissioner says jails are less crowded, but the prison population is getting more violent.
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 Governor’s Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is recommending Georgia establish a two tiered system for felonies committed by juveniles younger than 17. The recommendations now head to the General Assembly.