The Savannah area could serve as a model for reform across Georgia, a state which relies heavily on fines and fees for local revenues.
Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan are already serving life sentences for their state murder convictions as they await federal sentencing.
Signing a lease on an apartment is a legally binding contract between you and your landlord. what happens when a landlord doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain?
Nancy Masters' son Joshua Carl Haynes Lester was killed while serving time at Central State Prison in Macon. She'd like to file suit for wrongful death, but first she needs documents the prison system won't give up.
A bipartisan bill in the Georgia House of Representatives aims to create a wrongful conviction compensation statute and establish a formal process.
Correctional officers in Georgia prisons could see a significant raise if an amendment to the state budget makes it to the governor’s desk.
Hear Brunswick residents share what the historic hate crimes verdict means to them moving forward.
As Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis continues her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempted interference in the 2020 election, she’s been authorized to empanel a special grand jury. The Georgia Today podcast looks at the latest with Willis’ investigation and what to expect over the coming year.
The jury deliberating the fate of the three white men charged in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has reached a verdict — all three guilty of murder.
With the trial underway for the three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, we've provided a timeline of key events over the past 1½ years.
Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and William Bryan, 52, the man who filmed the killing on his cellphone, face an array of state charges, including murder, aggravated assault for chasing Arbery in their pickups and false imprisonment.
The second annual National Faith & Blue Weekend saw more than 200 outreach events in cities across the state of Georgia. Local churches across the state hosted a variety of events, including Halloween costume drives, litter clean-ups and community-building bike rides alongside local police officers.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shocked many by announcing last week she will not be running for reelection. She said that this is coming from a place of strength and not weakness. But her critics have said that what she calls a “COVID Crime Wave” and her handling of the firing of Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks last summer, made her vulnerable if she had chosen to run. This week on Georgia Today, we look at some issues Bottoms faced during her tenure as mayor with CNN national correspondent Ryan Young.
Racial justice organizers across Georgia watched anxiously Tuesday as the verdict was read in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was found guilty on three counts. GPB spoke with local activists about their reactions.
Former residents of the Athens neighborhood of Linnentown have won a kind of reparations for the erasure of the neighborhood in the urban renewal period.
The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court calls the backlog of criminal cases "meaningfully bad" — and says some people "who are waiting for trial in jail for a year under the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty."