The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to force Georgia’s Department of Corrections to comply with a wide-ranging subpoena issued as part of the agency's investigation of Georgia prison conditions.
Understaffing is acknowledged problem in Georgia prisons that's likely at the root of a lot of dysfunction. When did the staffing crisis start? And why?
Thursday’s hearing came a week after the U.S. Justice Department announced it has opened an investigation into conditions inside Georgia’s prisons following complaints from civil rights groups and others who have expressed concerns about inmate safety.
The investigation was sparked by complaints from civil rights groups and others who have expressed concerns about inmate safety. At least 26 prisoners died in Georgia prisons by confirmed or suspected homicide last year, and 18 have died so far in 2021.
The Georgia NAACP claims in a federal lawsuit that Georgia prison inmates are unreasonably exposed to COVID-19 because the staff does not follow safety protocols and provides inadequate testing and protective equipment for prisoners.
Reports of poor conditions and treatment of inmates inside some of Georgia’s prisons is a humanitarian crisis according to the Southern Center for Human Rights, which calls for a Department of Justice investigation as suicide rates rise and recent large-scale riots have broken out.
Inmates are locked in cells for days on end and sick inmates are not getting adequate care while quarantined, the inmate advocates allege.
The Georgia Department of Corrections released its first quarterly report of 2018 detailing contraband interdiction, which detailed nearly 10,000...