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Private prison construction: Ensure open bids!

This newspaper has always supported Georgia Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner's no-nonsense policies with regard to prison inmates. There's a big perception, though, that Garner has run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/16/op_259165.shtml
Opinion columns
Raps sheriff for not collecting funds

Re the July 22 "Garner off-base" editorial: Where is the public outcry against Georgia Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner misusing $31,000 of state funds on a junket to Israel? And also against Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/28/op_237332.shtml
Opinion columns
Garner: bold leader

...cheer the bold initiatives taken a year ago by Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner to slash the inmates' education...State Employees Union, complaining that the corrections commissioner was, in effect, "giving up" on rehabilitation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/02/op_218412.shtml
Opinion columns
Prisons chief steps aside

...session. Mr. Barnes accepted the resignation of Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner and recommended Board of Pardons...announcing the changes. Mr. Garner was named corrections commissioner in 1995, after Allen Ault resigned because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/17/met_259221.shtml
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Sentencing plan may get death penalty

...the state corrections chief predicted Thursday. "The timing is not right on this," said Department of Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner, a former Senate leader who serves on a sentencing study commission. "I don't think this is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/26/met_215178.shtml
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Man killed in self-defense in Augusta had recently been released from prison

...report, Georgia 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-05/man-killed-self-defens
Interim warden appointed at northwest Ga. prison after inmate deaths

...interim warden at a 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-06/interim-warden-appoint
Probation officer expected to fully recover from gunshot wound

...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 law enforcement partners have been a source...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-23/probation-officer-expe
Man who killed officer had 20-year criminal record

...makes the reasons for a parole confidential.Wayne Garner, a former parole board chairman and a former state corrections commissioner, said the board often paroles inmates in hopes that a supervised release will allow them to integrate back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-01-06/man-who-killed-officer-had-20-year-
Budget includes options

...plan to put greater emphasis on less-costly alternatives to state prison cells for nonviolent offenders. Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington asked the General Assembly to approve $5.1 million, to be matched by $17.5 million in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/05/met_277700.shtml
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