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Gov. Brian Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled Georgia state prison system

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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Kemp’s announcement comes amid record violence and a series of disturbing murders, including the fatal shooting of a kitchen worker by a prisoner at Smith State Prison Sunday. It also comes as the state awaits the widely-anticipated report from a federal investigation of prison violence by the U.S. Department of Justice. An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year exposed widespread corruption in the prison system, including how hundreds of GDC employees had smuggled in drugs and other forms of contraband. The stories also detailed extreme understaffing, extensive illicit drug...

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