A Fair Justice System

In recent years, Georgia has made strides in reforming the criminal justice system. Still, barriers to employment and other opportunities persist. Historic inequities and current punitive policies have led to the disproportionate incarceration of Black Georgians. Our state must build upon the work of the last decade to ensure a fair justice system and give the formerly incarcerated a second chance.


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Standing with Black Lives

Amid the ongoing protests and demonstrations against police brutality, frustration over the deep and long-standing inequities in our …

Courthouse Budget and Taxes

Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Georgia Department of Corrections

For Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Gov. Brian Kemp proposed a $1.16 billion budget for the Georgia Department of …

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Georgia Criminal Justice Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Criminal Justice Primer by clicking here.  …

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The Time is Ripe for Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal justice reform is long overdue in Georgia.  Last fall the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the …

Tough On Crime and The Budget

This report provides recommendations to reform the criminal justice system in Georgia. This system has experienced rapid budget …

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