Thursday, January 6, 2011

1 in 13 Georgians behind bars, on probation or on parole

 Georgia - Georgia taxpayers spend $1 billion a year locking up so many criminal offenders that the state has the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the nation. When it comes to overall criminal punishment, no state outdoes Georgia. Hard-nosed measures approved with wide public support forced a five-fold increase in corrections spending since 1985.  More…

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