Challenges Ahead For Sentencing Reform

February 22, 2011  |  

(WABE) – There’s unprecedented support for reforming Georgia’s criminal justice system. Top leaders agree the status quo is too expensive. However, cost is not the only challenge.  Alisha Thomas Morgan has been a State Representative for 9 years.  “I’ve never seen any bill or commission come together where are three branches of government are standing in one place saying we have to do better,” said Morgan.  Morgan is referring to the special council supported by Georgia’s Chief Justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor and House Speaker. All four say the state should stop paying $1 billion a year on its prisons.

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