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Local Jailer Deputy Takes A Community Approach to His Job

Senior Deputy Bright Onye ensures the safety and security of Athens-Clarke County Jail and its inmates. He does that by working as a team with his fellow officers and by treating everybody, including inmates, like a somebody. That means learning the inmates names, establishing a rapport with inmates, and by keep tense situations from escalating.…

Behind the Bars in Madison County

Madison County, GA- Madison County Jail plans to get relief from a problem that’s felt nationally… overcrowding. This local jail is awaiting new beds, in hopes that this will make life easier for the jail’s employees. A Madison County Jail Sargeant says the overcrowding makes it hard to manage the inmates, as there isn’t enough room…

Don’t think prisoners can vote? Think again!  In the state of Georgia, prisoners can vote from behind bars as long as they have not been convicted of a felony.  Voting is done by absentee ballot and mailed or faxed to the Board of Elections office. Report filed by Grady NewSource reporter, Mamie Shepherd.