Criminal Justice

Easing felon vote restrictions on Georgia lawmakers’ agenda

LAGRANGE - Georgia lawmakers sympathetic to relaxing voting restrictions for nonviolent felons have lots of company, but that doesn’t include Angela Idel. Her son, Heath...

Has impeachment quashed gun control prospects?

WASHINGTON — Gun control policy, not impeachment, was supposed to dominate the discourse on Capitol Hill this fall.  In early August — just two months...

Lawmakers next year to consider closing criminal records for some offenses

Dalton’s Tina Stanley achieved a milestone a few weeks ago when she was declared rehabilitated by the state parole board. Dating back to 1993, her...

Budget cuts to criminal justice reform initiatives ‘penny-wise, pound foolish’

As prisons grew crowded and incarceration costs soared earlier this decade, state lawmakers and advocates joined forces with former Gov. Nathan Deal to push...

Case of citizen watchdog with a camera lands in Ga. Court...

Citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale was so welcome she was treated to a slice of pumpkin pie prior to a rally for Georgia Gov. Nathan...

Georgia’s anti-abortion law on hold after Atlanta federal judge’s ruling

Updated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday in Atlanta that blocks Georgia’s strict new anti-abortion law from taking effect...

Atlanta man slashes portraits, smashes glass at Gold Dome

A flagpole-wielding man who went on a rampage on the state Capitol grounds late Monday night injured two state police officers, slashed the portraits...

Book bans at Georgia jails, prisons focus of week’s reading advocacy

The Atlanta-area feminist bookstore Charis Books and More regularly sends books to Georgia inmates purchased by family members and friends. But over the last...

State senators meet today to weigh easing felon voting constraints

A group of state senators will look at ways to restore the voting privileges of non-violent convicted felons when they are freed instead of...

ACLU argues in federal court state probationers violating rights of deaf

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia argued in federal court in Atlanta Thursday that deaf probationers and parolees are mistreated by the Georgia...
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