Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ two major criminal justice reform efforts face rising scrutiny from the Atlanta City Council as her reelection campaign gets underway.
Witnesses forget, victims give up, people sit in jail.
Folks don't realize a no-show can mean losing a driver's license, says top judge
When a medical condition, not criminal intent, is behind bad behavior.
Bolster support of police, reform policing, and still close the jail
"It is in everyone’s interest to allow all people to have economic opportunity."
"Millions of children go to school where there are many cops, but not one nurse."
Pressure is on to get the city jail shut.
"Justice" is in the eye of the beholder
Everybody talking about criminal justice in Fulton should find something of interest soon — that is, when the county starts publishing new, detailed statistics on courts.
Fulton County's commissioners are open about the overcrowding crisis at the county's main jail. Activists have a solution: stop what they call “over-incarceration” in the county.
Cities including New York, Dallas and an area near Portland have found themselves with empty prisons or jails recently. And buyers for the big, hulking buildings.
Not all those nonviolent offenders who are now free from a bail bondsman have a home to go back to, or have the resources to deal with the mental illness or addiction that may be ...