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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
Ga. pardons board granting more medical reprieves to sick inmates to save millions in spending

...and Paroles has jumped from 51 in 2008 to 89 in the most recent fiscal year.Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens said it was part of an effort to build a better relationship with the pardons board. Five years ago, the board approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-05-26/ga-pardons-board-grant
Georgia jails have empty beds after state reduced sentences

...sentences for many non-violent crimes is resulting in empty jail bunks across the state, Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens told legislators Wednesday.There was hardly any objection last year when lawmakers in this traditionally tough-on-crime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-01-23/georgia-jails-have-emp
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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7 Ga. prison guards charged in beating

...are charged with aggravated battery and violating their oaths of office.At the request of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to investigate allegations of incidents at Macon State Prison and Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-21/7-ga-prision-guards-charged-
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DeKalb County women's prison closed to save money

...Alto in Banks County in northeast Georgia and Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville in south Georgia.DOC Commissioner Brian Owens told legislators earlier this year that he chose to close Metro because despite the 27.5 percent rise in the overall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-02/dekalb-county-womens-prison-
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