A shortage of public defenders in Georgia is leaving attorneys overburdened and those accused of crimes waiting for a proper defense. Some public defender advocates say its time for the state to fund them properly.
The Georgia Senate Public Safety Committee Wednesday advanced a bill that would add bail requirements to a laundry list of criminal offenses in order to get released from jail.
A new podcast spotlights the stories of survivors of violence at Mt. Meigs, a school in Montgomery, Ala., billed as an institution for reform for troubled Black children.
An appeals court reviewed federal sentencing guidelines and ruled that the word "and" really means "and."
The worst prison sentences — life without parole or even death — are relatively rare. For everyone else, there is the hope of parole. But critics of Georgia’s correction system say parole doesn’t happen as often as it could or should.
The Savannah area could serve as a model for reform across Georgia, a state which relies heavily on fines and fees for local revenues.
Monday on Political Rewind: The case of Clarence Henderson. Henderson was convicted and sentenced to death not once but three times for the 1948 murder of 22-year-old Buddy Stevens, an Army veteran and son of a well-known Carrollton, Ga., family. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s reporter Chris Joyner said that the strange story of Henderson and Stevens had been part of his life since he began his career in newspapers more than 20 years ago. And now, he’s turned it into a fascinating book: The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson.
In 1948, a Black sharecropper in Georgia was sentenced to die for a murder he didn’t commit. What happened next tells us a lot about the legal system in the United States then — and now.
Under a law that goes into effect in January 2022, officials can't use common manipulative tactics, including offering leniency or suggesting that incriminating evidence exists, to people under 18.
Police constable Wayne Couzens, 48, also took responsibility for Everard's death but did not enter a formal plea on a murder charge in the 33-year-old marketing executive's killing.
The announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy came as the state released a report about brutal cell extractions this year that left prisoners with injuries ranging from scratches to a fractured eye socket.
Georgia’s court system could face an “avalanche of demands” that would “overwhelm” it following the yearlong shutdown because of the pandemic.
Weeks before the 1960 presidential election, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for participating in a lunch counter sit-in in Atlanta and sentenced to four months of hard labor. Thanks to some back-channel moves by the Kennedy campaign, King was released from prison. On Georgia Today, author Paul Kendrick explains how that changed party allegiances for Black and white voters in the South for generations.
Some officers are being investigated over involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.
Experts say crime across the U.S. in 2020 was like no other year as COVID-19 ravaged the country and protests flared. It was a seesaw of dips for some crimes and spikes for others, such as homicide.