A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.
A man who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car’s video camera.
A 22-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the Chatham County jail.
Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday spared the life of an inmate facing scheduled execution, commuting the condemned man’s sentence the day before he was to be put to death.
Federal prison officials say an inmate has escaped from a minimum security work camp in Atlanta.
Federal prosecutors say three former corrections officers have been convicted of beating an inmate and lying to investigators about the attack.
A Georgia death row inmate has filed lawsuits alleging the state is using execution drugs obtained without a valid prescription and is violating his civil rights.
Federal prosecutors say two prison inmates have been found guilty in a racially-motivated murder at a facility in Atlanta.
A Cobb County judge has sentenced a former City of Smyrna jailer to 10 years in prison for stealing $600 from a jail inmate.
Authorities in are searching for an inmate they say escaped from a jail in south Georgia.