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Job fair aims to help offenders find work

Hundreds of job-seekers attended the second annual offender job fair Wednesday at Julian Smith Casino.
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.
Sims named chairman of House properties committee

The State Properties Committee oversees the Department of Corrections and the Georgia Building Authority.
Drunk driver who caused 2002 crash that left two dead paroled 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...
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...
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...
New strategy in place for parole officers

ATLANTA - Georgia is pioneering a strategy to eliminate parole offices, an effort officials say allows the officers to spend more time working with people in the community and also saves money.
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ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill to standardize annual evaluations for Georgia teachers and principals based, in part, on student performance.
Scott Dean denied new child molestation trial

...Blanchard sentenced him to 20 years in prison and 20 years on probation. Based on guidelines from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, Dean won't be eligible for parole for 18 years.Theodocion has 30 days to file an appeal of Dean's verdict...
NAACP fights for man convicted of murder

...appeal ultimately fail, McNeil's next opportunity for freedom would be a clemency request to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Yurachek said he is not optimistic about any hearings in front of that body, though Barber and Jealous said the...