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...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 federal funds, to add...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/05/met_277700.shtml
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Columbus, Ga. elects 1st woman mayor

...Turnout for the runoff was 22 percent. She becomes the west Georgia city's first female mayor. Outgoing Mayor Jim Wetherington says Tomlinson will have an office next to his to prepare for the transition. She takes office Jan. 3. Tomlinson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-01/columbus-ga-elects-1st-woman
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New Web site offers prison information

...Web page is loaded with tons of information," said Michael Light, special assistant to Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington. The two presented the new site Wednesday to the members of the state Board of Public Safety. "It's going to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/04/met_287172.shtml
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Parole status changes

...community. Mr. Phipps, 42, was transferred Tuesday to the higher-security prison in Sparta on the orders of Jim Wetherington, commissioner of the state's prison system, said Mike Light, the commissioner's executive assistant. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/26/met_280949.shtml
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Inmate transition center opens after long struggle

...jobs and pay room and board while living there. "This is a matter of public safety," Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington said in a prepared statement. "Transitional centers provide offenders with the skills they will need to become...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/17/met_358850.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Dumb promotion

...by the Corrections Board when it approved Doctor as the new director of facilities. New Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington says he didn't think it was important and, as this is written, is making no move to dump Doctor. Not important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/09/op_261039.shtml
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Sheriff calls request a 'mistake'

...this ... I made a mistake. It was bad judgment on my part." Until last week, when Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington ordered Mr. Phipps' transfer to a higher-security prison in Sparta, Mr. Phipps, 42, had served nearly all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/30/met_281657.shtml
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Director to head agency

...his administration. Mr. Barnes also has replaced controversial former Corrections Commissioner Wayne Garner with Jim Wetherington, a longtime police chief in Columbus, and nominated Robert Hightower, head of the Cobb County Police Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/07/met_260850.shtml
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Aging inmates raise prison costs

...our system because of the seriousness of their offense," said Michael Light, an aide to Corrections Commissioner Jim Wetherington. "But some of these people are drug offenders who have lived horrible lifestyles and keep coming back into the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/13/met_288620.shtml
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Parole law requires that victims, families be notified

...32 percent, or 206 of the 645 lifers reviewed, were paroled. "I believe we have a conservative board," said Jim Wetherington, appointed to the parole board last December. He retired from the Columbus Police Department after 36 years, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/08/12/met_199161.shtml
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