A bill now headed to Gov. BrianKemp for his signature would stiffen the penalties for corrections officers convicted of bringing contraband cellphones, drugs, and other banned items into Georgia prisons and jails. GPB's Peter Biello spoke at the state capitol with the bill's co-sponsor, Republican Sen. Randy Robertson, about what he hoped to accomplish.
Since the pandemic, many jails have moved to video systems as the only way to visit incarcerated loved ones. A new movement seeks to restore in-person visits
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local jails and prisons released thousands of inmates early. Experts say the recent increase reflects a return to business as usual for the nation's carceral system.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Johnifer Dernard Barnwell was arrested early Sunday morning in Augusta.
Last week a judge struck down a plan by the Fulton County Sheriff’s office to send inmates to other states to relieve overcrowding in the Fulton County Jail. But advocates for the recently incarcerated say they have better solutions.
Crime, blight, housing, economic development, tourism and a guitar-shaped beacon for travelers featured in the monthly Ask Mayor Miller talk.
A Georgia man says authorities wrongly arrested him based on a match generated by facial recognition technology. Randal Quran Reid says he spent six days in a Georgia jail before officials corrected their mistake.
Fulton County’s sheriff is defending his plan to send hundreds of detainees to jails in South Georgia and out of state to relieve chronic jail overcrowding.
Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff shared on Wednesday that he is calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to launch a Department of Justice investigation on Clayton County's jail examining the mistreatment of inmates
Sheriff John Wilcher ended a three-year policy that kept most misdemeanor offenders out of jail.
A new podcast sheds light on problems in the Georgia Department of Corrections by looking closely at one facility: Smith State Prison in Tattnall County.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Two recent horrific prison deaths have shed light on the conditions in Georgia's prisons and jails. Our special panel breaks down the latest, as well as dire problems in our institutions over the past few years.
A new report indicates that the federal government severely undercounts people who died while being transported, detained or arrested by law enforcement and those who died while incarcerated.
People leaving jail or prison are at extremely high risk of hospitalization and death, and policymakers from deep blue California to solidly red Utah think bringing Medicaid behind bars could help.
Graham Spanier must report to a Pennsylvania jail in July to serve at least two months behind bars. He must also serve two months of house arrest.