Criminal Justice

This journalism has been created by students who are covering issues in criminal justice as part of the Multiplatform Newsroom: Projects capstone courses at the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Georgia Justice Project Seeks to Provide Life-Changing Opportunities

It looked like April LaLand-Sentmanat had no way out. Terrified for her 10-year prison ...

Use of Death Penalty in Georgia is Declining

Georgia jurors have not handed down a death sentence in the past five years ...

Nnenne Onyioha-Clayton, Athens for Everyone event coordinator, and Rachelle Berry, a University of Georgia doctoral student and prison reform activist, discuss opposition to unpaid prison labor in Athens-Clarke County. (Photo/Raphaëla Alemán)

Use of Unpaid Inmate Labor Scrutinized in Athens-Clarke County

 On March 22, Athens for Everyone released a statement reaffirming their position against unpaid ...

Clarke County Crime at 10-Year Low, Still Above National Average

Data analyzed from the Athens-Clarke County crime report webpage reveals that crime has hit ...

Sports Reducing Youth Crime Becomes a Reality

Not everyone will be able to keep away from crime but with sport programs ...

Number of Georgia Offenders Returning to Prison Decreasing

The Georgia Department of Corrections reports that 30 percent of Georgians with criminal backgrounds get reconvicted ...

UGA Students Follow Trends Signaling Decreased College Alcohol Use

For the first time in years, researchers at the University of Georgia observed the ...

UGA Criminal Justice Program Changes Everything You Know About the ‘Typical’ Student

For spring 2019, 15 University of Georgia students spent their semester inside the Athens-Clarke ...

Pregnant Women in Georgia Face the Opioid Crisis

Georgia’s number of confirmed cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, a withdrawal condition babies may ...

Jury Trials Fade as Plea Bargains Remain The Norm Both Locally and Nationally

The public defender’s office for Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties handles thousands of cases in ...

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