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Comments from readers:THE GEORGIA STATE Board of Pardons and Paroles are reinstating gun rights to an increasing number of convicted felons. Are they insane? Eliminate the board and appoint residents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-04/rants-raves
Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles reinstates gun rights to convicted felons

...increasing number of convicted felons in Georgia have been getting their gun ownership rights reinstated by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.The board restored firearms rights for more than 1,400 felons between 2008 and 2013, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-24/georgias-state-board-pardons-
Across the region

Death row inmate granted clemencyATLANTA - Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday spared the life of an inmate facing scheduled execution, commuting the condemned man's sentence the day before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-09/across-region
Georgia death row inmate set to die Tuesday

...death of his neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore.He has a clemency hearing before the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday. But if his execution goes forward as planned Tuesday, Wellons will be the first inmate put to death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-15/georgia-death-row-inma
Drunk driver who caused 2002 crash that left two dead paroled

...report to his parole officer as soon as he is released. Special conditions of parole, according to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, include electronic monitoring, educational courses and substance abuse treatment. He must also pay $30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-04/drunk-driver-who-cause
Man killed in self-defense in Augusta had recently been released from prison

...his physician at the facility. The recommendation follows a series of steps until it's passed along to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, which makes the final decision.Weeks after his death, the Cor rections Department still listed Casey as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-05/man-killed-self-defens
Job fair aims to help offenders find work

Hundreds of job-seekers attended the second annual offender job fair Wednesday at Julian Smith Casino.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-19/job-fair-ai
Georgia Department of Corrections, National Guard to hold military career fair at Fort Gordon

The event, which will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at Fort Gordon's Army Reserve Center, will offer jobs with at least 10 organizations for military personnel returning from duty.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-04/georgia-department-correction
Sims named chairman of House properties committee

The State Properties Committee oversees the Department of Corrections and the Georgia Building Authority.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-23/sims-named-chairman-hous
Georgia sex offenders face Halloween restrictions

Officials with the state Board of Pardons and Paroles say sex offenders under state supervision will be subject to curfews for Halloween and, in some cases, required to report to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-31/georgia-sex-offenders-face-ha