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Georgia’s mandatory sentencing schemes cost taxpayers over a billion dollars a year

May 30, 2010
The Atlanta Journal Constitution (reporters Bill Rankin and Carrie Teegardin) recently penned an outstanding article on the ever-escalating cost of incarcerating people in Georgia. The statistics are disturbing. Currently, one in 13 people are currently in custody, on parole or on probation. This statistic means that Georgia has a higher percentage of its residents under […]

Athens Georgia officials continue investigation into alleged probation scandal

May 10, 2010
In March, three Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services employees were arrested for taking bribes from probationers. In addition to the three arrests, probation officers have sought to revoke the probation of numerous individuals who officers say bribed the three county employees. Authorities are also still trying to determine if the alleged corruption involved more Athens-Clarke Coun…

Marietta Georgia man arrested for possessing 340 pounds of marijuana on board private plane in Illinois

May 7, 2010
A man from Marietta, Georgia was arrested on Monday after allegedly flying into Illinois with 340 pounds of marijuana on board a private plane. Two other individuals from California have also been arrested. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. Police in Pontiac, Illinois searched a 1971 Beechcraft airplane at the Pontiac Municipal Airport after […]

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