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Comments from readers:THE GEORGIA STATE Board of Pardons and Paroles are reinstating gun rights to an increasing number of convicted felons. Are they insane? Eliminate the board and appoint residents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-04/rants-raves
Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles reinstates gun rights to convicted felons

...increasing number of convicted felons in Georgia have been getting their gun ownership rights reinstated by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.The board restored firearms rights for more than 1,400 felons between 2008 and 2013, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-24/georgias-state-board-pardons-
Georgia death row inmate set to die Tuesday

...the death of his neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore.He has a clemency hearing before the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday. But if his execution goes forward as planned Tuesday, Wellons will be the first inmate put to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-15/georgia-death-row-inma
Drunk driver who caused 2002 crash that left two dead paroled

...report to his parole officer as soon as he is released. Special conditions of parole, according to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, include electronic monitoring, educational courses and substance abuse treatment. He must also pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-04/drunk-driver-who-cause
Georgia Department of Corrections, National Guard to hold military career fair at Fort Gordon

...Corrections, Georgia National Guard, Georgia Department of Defense, Department of Juve nile Justice, State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Department of Labor, Department of Public Safety, Mental Health Management, Georgia Correctional Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-04/georgia-department-correction
Sims named chairman of House properties committee

...Corrections and the Georgia Building Authority. It also has juridiction over legislation that concerns the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.Sims previously served as Chairman for the Information and Audits Committee. Currently, she is also Secretary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-23/sims-named-chairman-hous
Georgia sex offenders face Halloween restrictions

Officials with the state Board of Pardons and Paroles say sex offenders under state supervision will be subject to curfews for Halloween and, in some cases, required to report to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-31/georgia-sex-offenders-face-ha
Judge declines to reconsider case of Georgia death row inmate

...barred and that the "new evidence" does not establish a miscarriage of justice.Kammer has also asked the state Board of Pardons and Paroles for a new hearing and has filed a motion to stay the execution with the U.S. Supreme Court. He and other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-02-18/judge-declines-reconsider-case-geor
New strategy in place for parole officers

ATLANTA - Georgia is pioneering a strategy to eliminate parole offices, an effort officials say allows the officers to spend more time working with people in the community and also saves money.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-10/new-strategy-place-parole-off
Man who killed officer had 20-year criminal record

...after his arrest.Lebis' parole officer sent him back to prison for filing a false police report, and the state Board of Pardons and Paroles released him again in May.Defense lawyer Lee Sexton, who once represented Lebis, said the light sentence...

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