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High Court: Inmates Have Right To Legal Resources

A Georgia Supreme Court ruling reinforces inmates’ rights to access prison libraries and legal assistance.

02/24/2014

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Georgia Man Accused Of Inmate Identity Theft

Federal prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted an Atlanta man accused of using prisoners’ personal information in a nationwide identity theft scheme.

01/03/2014

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Ex-prison Doctor To Be Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Inmates

A former prison doctor who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting inmates who came to him for treatment at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta is set to be sentenced.

02/07/2013

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Judge Strikes Down Ala. Policy Of Segregating HIV-Positive Inmates

A judge struck down Alabama’s decades-old policy of segregating prison inmates with HIV, ruling Friday that it violates federal law.

12/21/2012

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Jail Deputy Fired After Sending Facebook Friend Request To Female Inmate

Authorities in northeast Georgia say a jail deputy was fired and another resigned after they sent Facebook friend requests to an inmate while she was locked up in the county jail.

08/14/2012

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Possible Abuse At State Prison

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – A state investigation into the Muscogee County Prison is revealing allegations of gross misconduct by the staff, sexual relationships that may have led to preferential treatment and mistreatment of inmates. The […]

WAOK-AM–02/13/2012

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Gang-Related Riot Breaks Out In East Georgia Prison

Guards briefly lost control of a part of an east Georgia prison after a series of fights broke out and rampaging inmates destroyed dormitories, set fire to furniture and broke into an administration office, according to prison records.

12/01/2011

Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation At Arizona Detention Centers

Feds Target Thousands for Deportation

More than 1,200 state prisoners are being targeted by federal immigration authorities for possible deportation due to their strain on Georgia’s prisons and other taxpayer-funded resources. Documents attained under Georgia’s Open Records Act show that […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2011

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Jonesboro Takes Aim at Sagging Pants-UPDATE

ATLANTA (WAOK)-On Monday August 8, the Jonesboro City Council voted 5 to 1  to approve an ordinance that bans the saggy style  after heated debate among residents and councilmembers. Here is original post. When Jonesboro […]

WAOK-AM–08/08/2011

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Another Lockdown at Fulton County Jail

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Fulton County jail inmates and employees were under lockdown on Saturday for the second time in the last month. This time Sheriff Ted Jackson confirms that more weapons were found among inmates on the […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2011

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