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Money needed for medical examiners, gang-proof prisons

...walls and other 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...

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

...stop in 1998 is 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-02/execution-scheduled-man-convi
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
Metro
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
Metro
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 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