Tag Archives: corrections department

Political Notes – Congress puts another patch on the highway funding mess

As July 31 deadlines nears, U.S. House votes to pass another short-term fix for funding the Highway Trust Fund . . .

Tags: corrections department , Highway Trust Fund , theft charges , U.S. Attorney

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

Supreme Court upholds secrecy for state executions

Ga. Supreme Court says the execution of Warren Lee Hill can proceed, rules that a new state law hiding the identity of firms that supply drugs for lethal injections is constitutional . . .

Tags: corrections department , death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , lethal injections , official secrecy , Warren Lee Hill

Deal hires Forsyth Co. educator for prison system job

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints Forsyth County school superintendent to run education programs for prison inmates . . .

Tags: Buster Evans , corrections department , education programs , Nathan Deal

Lawsuit filed over conditions at Hays State Prison

A civil rights lawsuit is filed against the state corrections department over the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison . . .

Tags: civil rights lawsuit , corrections department , Hays State Prison , Southern Center for Human Rights

Political Notes – Early poll has Deal well ahead of Pennington

Nathan Deal has a strong lead over David Pennington in an early poll of the Republican primary for governor; early fundraising numbers from the 1st Congressional District race . . .

Tags: Bob Johnson , Buddy Carter , Chris Clark , compounding pharmacy , corrections department , David Pennington , lethal injection , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Tom Graves

Deal signs gun bill allowing retired officers to keep firearms

Gov. Nathan Deal signs bill allowing retired prison, parole officers to keep their firearms . . .

Tags: corrections department , firearms , Nathan Deal , pardons & paroles , retired employees

Court decision will allow executions to proceed in Georgia

The Georgia Supreme Court says the state corrections department can change the mixture of drugs used in lethal injection executions without going through administrative act hearings . . .

Tags: corrections department , death penalty , Georgia Supreme Court , lethal injections

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 Notes – Possibly, an early look at redistricting maps

The public may yet get an early look at some of the legislative redistricting maps before the special session starts in August . . .

Tags: corrections department , federal lawsuit , redistricting maps , Roger Lane , special legislative session