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Athens News Matters: Critics of Georgia’s Correction System Say Parole Doesn’t Happen Enough

Georgia Department of Corrections

Most people who go to Georgia prisons go with some hope they will leave, possibly before their sentence is over. That’s because the worst sentences--life without parole or even death --are relatively rare. For everyone else, there is the hope of parole. But critics of Georgia’s correction system say parole doesn’t happen as often as it could or should.

GPB’s Grant Blankenship attended a recent meeting of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to learn more.

Grant came to public media after a career spent in newspaper photojournalism. As an all platform journalist he seeks to wed the values of public radio storytelling and the best of photojournalism online.
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