Tag Archives: Brian Owens

Deal names Bryson corrections chief, moves Owens to parole board

Homer Bryson is named commissioner of corrections, while Brian Owens is appointed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles . . .

Tags: Board of Pardons and Paroles , Brian Owens , corrections department , Homer Bryson , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Alabama bribery figures are sentenced

An Alabama bribery case that once involved a Georgia lobbyist concluded Monday with the sentencing of three defendants to federal prison terms . . .

Tags: Alabama legislature , Brian Owens , bribery conspiracy , Chris Brady , corrections department , David Ralston , electronic bingo , Jay Walker , Jeff Northway , Keith Blackwell , mag-lev lobbyist , Springfield

Political leaders call for sentencing reform

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein says the state must look for other ways to sentence criminal offenders, a position supported by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: Brian Owens , Carol Hunstein , Nathan Deal , prison system , sentencing alternatives

Prison chief backs call for alternatives

The state’s corrections commissioner agrees that treatment for drug addicts is a more cost-effective alternative to locking them up in prison . . .

Tags: Brian Owens , drug addicts , Nathan Deal , prison system , treatment centers