Woman's execution postponed over issues with drug

...woman on Georgia's death row Monday was postponed over concerns about the potency of the lethal injectionA Department of Corrections spokeswoman announced at 11 p.m. that the substance had tested at the required strength before the planned...

Execution tonight for Ga. woman

...in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume.She was originally set to be executed last Wednesday, but the Department of Corrections postponed her execution because of projected winter weather conditions.

After weather delay, Georgia to perform rare execution of a woman

...today.Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was to be executed Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson, but the Department of Corrections postponed it to 7 p.m. today, citing the weather and associated scheduling issues.Gissendaner was convicted...

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

...well ahead of his new colleagues, whose pay ranges from $121,596 to $127,990.Owens' successor at the Department of Corrections, meanwhile, is now paid $160,000.Corinna Robinson is the new director of the Non-Public Postsecondary...

Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

...execution at 7 p.m. Wednes day at the state prison in Jackson. The execution was rescheduled for Monday, the Department of Corrections said in a statement.The execution was rescheduled because of winter weather and associated scheduling issues...

No charges for Savannah officer who shot handcuffed man

...shooting happened after the patrol car left the parking lot and was not on the store's security cameras.Georgia Department of Corrections records show Smith had been released from prison on July 9, 2013, a little more than a year before he was...

Money needed for medical examiners, gang-proof prisons

...design a new building.The GBI also wants $6.6 million to double its morgue to contain 100 bodies.The Department of Corrections also needs more money, some to give pay raises to guards in the most dangerous prisons, and $30 million to...

Man sentenced for sending drone to prison

...use a drone to smuggle contraband into a maximum-security South Carolina prison, officials said Tuesday.Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Brenton Lee Doyle has been sentenced to 10 years for trying to bring contraband...

Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

...during a traffic 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...

Prison term cut in half for Wayne Davis, convicted of unlawful surveillance of a girl

...decision she made about Davis' release from prison.Davis' attorney, Neal Dickert, told the judge that the Department of Corrections put Davis on a fast track for early release and that Davis completed courses that earn inmates early release...