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Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...increases came with turnover in certain jobs.Deal's newest appointee to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Brian Owens, is paid almost $150,000. That's about what he made running the state prison system, but it puts him well ahead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/many-deals-top-aides-executiv
Money needed for medical examiners, gang-proof prisons

...fixtures that can't be ripped apart and turned into a weapon by gang members, according to Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens."We do that due to the prevalence of gangs," he said. "Gangs are rising in Georgia prisons because they're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/money-needed-medical-exa
Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

...set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens has scheduled the execution of Andrew Howard Brannan, 66, for Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-02/execution-scheduled-man-convi
3 Georgia agencies have jobs to fill

...aren't suited for everyone."It takes a special person to want to work in corrections," Corrections Com mis sioner Brian Owens said.His outfit likes to recruit military veterans because of the similarities in mission and organization. It is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-10/3-georgia-agencies-have-jo
Georgia Department of Corrections, National Guard to hold military career fair at Fort Gordon

...fairs is a win-win for both the military and the Department of Corrections," said State Department Commissioner Brian Owens. "By taking these job opportunities directly to our military men and women, we have access to a talented, capable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-04/georgia-department-correction
Man killed in self-defense in Augusta had recently been released from prison

...corrections officials have doubled the number of medical reprieves since fiscal year 2008. Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens said in the article that the parole board was granting about 70 percent of medical reprieves, where five years earlier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-05/man-killed-self-defens
Probation officer expected to fully recover from gunshot wound

...901 Greene St. Morgan said Berrian entered the office with a concealed gun that he produced during the altercation.Brian Owens, Georgia Department of Corrections commissioner, expressed his gratitude for the quick response from police."Our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-23/probation-officer-expe
Georgia announces switch to single-drug method for executions

...researching a switch for about a year, spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said Tuesday. She added that Corrections Comm issioner Brian Owens ordered the change after his staff spoke with corrections officials around the country about their execution procedures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-07-17/georgia-announces-switch-single-dru
Interim warden appointed at northwest Ga. prison after inmate deaths

...northwest Georgia prison where three inmates have died since mid-December.Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens named Rick Jacobs to head Hays State Prison in Trion. Warden Clay Tatum is being reassigned within the department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-06/interim-warden-appoint
Across Georgia

...closed this spring to save more than $19 million heading into another tough budget year.Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens spoke to a joint legislative appropriations committee Wednesday as one of several agency chiefs addressing the group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-19/across-georgia
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