Georgia dept of corrections

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Georgia Department of Corrections

State prison operating agency

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is an agency of the U.S. state of Georgia operating state prisons. The agency is headquartered in Forsyth, on the former campus of Tift College.

Headquarters[edit]

The GDC has its offices in Gibson Hall, located in the State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.[1]

Until 2009, the Georgia Department of Corrections headquarters was in the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Veterans Memorial Building in Atlanta.[2][3] In 2006, GovernorSonny Perdue announced that the agency planned to move its headquarters to Tift College by 2009.[4][5] The state estimated that the relocation would bring around 400 jobs to Forsyth.[6]

A 2007 employee survey indicated that 49% of the headquarters staff who responded to the survey planned to move with the agency and continue employment at the new headquarters.[7] The agency planned to relocate to the former Tift College by 2010.[8] The ordered relocation was to take place in September of that year.[9]

Five GDOC offices in Atlanta are merging into one facility in Tift. After the move was announced in 2006, many employees have moved south of Atlanta, and as of 2010 increasing numbers of employees who live on the south side of Atlanta were hired. Some employees left GDOC for other jobs after the move was announced. Four years of planning and $45 million funded the move. The Georgia Corrections Academy moved to Tift in Fall 2009. In September 2010 the administration began to move into Tift. Employees will reverse commute to Forsyth instead of commuting with traffic into Downtown Atlanta.[10]

The 43 acres (17 ha) Tift College campus is visible from Interstate 75.[10] Part of the Tift College property will be used as the GDC headquarters,[11] and a part is used as the Georgia Corrections Academy.[12]

The State of Georgia stated that the move will occur because the Atlanta location "does not facilitate effective Command & Control." There are 92 GDC facilities in the vicinity of Macon/South, while there are 27 GDC facilities in the vicinity of Atlanta/North. There are 35 state prisons in the vicinity of Macon/South and there are five state prisons in the vicinity of Atlanta/North. The agency stated "Elimination of regional offices accentuates need to be in central GA." In addition, five previous GDC Atlanta offices would be consolidated into one new location; according to GDC this will cause more efficient operations. The moving of the headquarters would cause 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of space to become available in the Twin Towers complex in Atlanta.[13]

The agency considered placing its headquarters on the property of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison (GDCP) in unincorporatedButts County, near Jackson. Other potential headquarters sites included another site in Forsyth, Macon, areas around Macon, Centerville, and the area near Warner Robins.[14]

Facilities[edit]

Further information: List of Georgia Department of Corrections facilities

Death row[edit]

See also: Capital punishment in Georgia (U.S. state)

The state's death row for men is in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison (GDCP) in Butts County, Georgia.[15] The death row for women is located in the Arrendale State Prison.[16] GDCP houses the state's execution chamber.[17]

From 1735 until 1924, persons condemned to death were hanged by the sheriff of the county or judicial circuit where the crime occurred.[18] Over 500 of such hangings had occurred.[19] The Georgia General Assembly passed a law on August 16, 1924 that abolished hanging for all capital crimes. Instead the condemned were to be electrocuted at the old Georgia State Prison at Milledgeville. During that year an electric chair was installed in the prison, and the first execution by that method was conducted on September 13, 1924.

On January 1, 1938 the site of the execution chamber relocated to the newly built Georgia State Prison at Reidsville. From 1964 until 1976 the U.S. Supreme Court suspended executions, ruling that states' laws were insufficient.[18] In 1974 the Supreme Court had outlawed executions and nullified original death penalty laws. The State of Georgia passed a rewritten death penalty law in 1973. In 1976 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Georgia death penalty was constitutional.[19]

In June 1980 the site of execution was moved to GDCP, and a new electric chair was installed in place of the original one. The original chair was put on display at the Georgia State Prison. On December 15, 1983 the first execution at GDCP occurred. In 2000 the Georgia government signed HB 1284 into law, which changed the method of execution to lethal injection, effective May 1, 2000. The first lethal injection execution occurred in October 2001.[18]

The Georgia Department of Corrections stated in its 1999 annual report that "Typically, all Georgia death row inmates are males" and are housed at the GDCP. In November 1998 Kelly Gissendaner, a woman, was given a death sentence and was housed in the Metro State Prison. She was the first woman to reside on death row since 1992, when Janice Buttram's sentence was commuted to a life sentence.[19] Buttram had been housed at the Middle Georgia Correctional Institution Women's Unit.[20][21] The death row for women remained at the Metro State Prison,[22] until it was closed in 2011.[23]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Georgia Department of Corrections, 25 officers have died in the line of duty.[24]

Corrections results[edit]

According to a Pew Center on the States study in 2009, Georgia had one in 13 adults in the justice system. Figures for Georgia juveniles were not tabulated.[25]

Prison Strike[edit]

In 2010, 7 Georgia state prisons had inmates that participated in a organized strike. The 2010 Georgia prison strike demanded better healthcare, more sanitary conditions in prison and more educational opportunities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^"Corrections Division Facilities Directory"(PDF). Georgia Dept. of Corrections. September 16, 2020. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  2. ^"Corrections Division Facilities Directory"(PDF). Georgia Dept. of Corrections. July 2006. Archived from the original(PDF) on September 23, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  3. ^"Directions to the the [sic] Twin Towers ." (Archive) State of Georgia Careers. Retrieved on January 6, 2010. "State Personnel Administration Floyd Veterans Memorial Building Twin Towers (West) 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30334-5100"
  4. ^"GDC Headquarters RelocationArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  5. ^"News Release - January 11, 2006Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  6. ^"Impact GeorgiaArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. Page 2. Jun 2006. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  7. ^"GDC Headquarters Relocation Employee Survey ResultsArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. April 2007. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  8. ^Morgan, Carly. "Forsyth Prepares for Dept. of Corrections Arrival." WMAZ. November 2009. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  9. ^"HR Relocation TimelineArchived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  10. ^ abWomack, Ann Leigh. "Georgia Department of Corrections begins moving to old Tift College campus." Macon Telegraph. Thursday October 7, 2010. Retrieved on October 6, 2010.
  11. ^"GDC Headquarters RelocationArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. 7/14. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  12. ^"GDC Headquarters RelocationArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. 6/14. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  13. ^"GDC Headquarters RelocationArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. 3/14. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  14. ^"GDC Headquarters RelocationArchived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. 4/14. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  15. ^"Georgia Diagnostic and Classification PrisonArchived April 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 18, 2010.
  16. ^"Inmates Under Death Sentence January 1, 2012 Changes to UDS Population During 2011." (Archive) Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
  17. ^"Office of Planning and Analysis: The Death PenaltyArchived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Georgia Department of Corrections. January 2010. 3/15. Retrieved on July 18, 2010.
  18. ^ abc"A History of the Death Penalty in Georgia." (Archive) Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
  19. ^ abc"1999 Annual Report." (Archive) Georgia Department of Corrections. p. 21. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
  20. ^"Over Dozen Women Inmates Graduate." Waycross Journal-Herald. Monday August 23, 1982. P-2. Retrieved from Google News (2 of 18) on November 18, 2012. "HARDWICK, Ga. (AP) — Convicted murderer Janice Buttram waits on Georgia's Death Row[...]of the Middle Georgia Correctional Institution Women's Unit."
  21. ^"Convicted Murderer Awaits Resentence." Calhoun Times and Gordon County News. May 25, 1991. 10A. Retrieved on November 18, 2012. "Mrs. Buttram, now 28, has been at Georgia's maximum security prison for women at Hardwick."
  22. ^"Inmates Under Death Sentence January 1, 2011 Changes to UDS Population During 2010." (Archive) Georgia Department of Corrections. 3/7. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
  23. ^Cook, Rhonda. "State closed DeKalb County prison." Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 1, 2011. Retrieved on November 18, 2012.
  24. ^The Officer Down Memorial Page
  25. ^"1 in 31 U.S. Adults are Behind Bars, on Parole or Probation". Pew Center on the States. March 2, 2009. Archived from the original on March 11, 2011.

External links[edit]

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Justice Department announces investigation into Georgia prisons

Kristen Clarke, who leads the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, said the investigation will look into possible civil rights violations.
Clarke said the Justice Department found "significant justification" to open this investigation.
"For example, in 2020, at least 26 people died in Georgia prisons by confirmed or suspected homicide. There have been a reported 18 homicides so far in 2021," Clarke said. "Reports of countless other violence, assaults, including stabbings and beatings, also have emerged from Georgia prisons."
"Concerned Citizens, family members, and civil rights organizations, as well as photographs and videos linked to social media and other channels have highlighted widespread contraband weapons and open gang activity in the prisons," Clarke added.
The Georgia Department of Corrections denied the allegations in a statement to CNN.
"The GDC is committed to the safety of all of the offenders in its custody and denies that it has engaged in a pattern or practice of violating their civil rights or failing to protect them from harm due to violence," Timothy C. Ward, commissioner for the Georgia Department of Corrections, said in the statement.
"This commitment includes the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) prisoners from sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. We cooperated fully with the USDOJ's initial investigation in 2016 and are proud of the service and dedication of our team since then to perform during unprecedented challenges."
Clarke also noted that more than 2 million people reside in prisons and jails across the country, and people of color are disproportionately represented among them.
"For example, in Georgia, the percentage of incarcerated people who are Black is nearly twice the percentage of Black residents in the state of Georgia overall. According to data from the Georgia Department of Corrections, the state's prisoner population is 61% Black, so they make up about 32% of the population," Clarke said.
The investigation will also address the devastating effects of "prison staff shortages, inadequate policies and training, and then the lack of accountability," Clarke said.
"Understaffing in correctional facilities is a particularly acute problem. It can lead to inadequate supervision and violence. It can also prevent people from being able to access necessary medical and mental health care."
A class-action lawsuit filed Friday by the Southern Center for Human Rights and the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP on behalf of people in solitary confinement in Georgia State Prison alleges prisoners are kept in feces and urine covered cells and not allowed to leave their cells for weeks or even months except to shower, and some are forced to go weeks at a time without a shower or bath because the prison is so short-staffed.
Several officials of the Georgia Department of Corrections and Georgia State Prison are named as defendants. Lori Benoit, a spokeswoman for the GDC, told CNN the department "does not comment on pending litigation."
Federal law, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, authorizes the Justice Department to investigate state prisons "to determine whether incarcerated people are subject to a pattern or practice of constitutional violations," Clarke said.
"While this critical federal civil rights law has led to some progress, the urgent need for our work continues today," Clarke said.
Georgia has the fourth-highest rate of incarceration, behind Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma, according to the Prison Policy Initiative.
Last month, the Justice Department and the state of New Jersey announced a proposed consent decree to institute major changes at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women following a two-year investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

CNN's Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.

Sours: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/14/us/georgia-prisons-justice-department-investigation/index.html
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Justice News

The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s prisons.

The investigation will examine whether Georgia provides prisoners reasonable protection from physical harm at the hands of other prisoners. The department also will continue its existing investigation into whether Georgia provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex prisoners reasonable protection from sexual abuse by other prisoners and by staff.

“Ensuring the inherent human dignity and worth of everyone, including people who are incarcerated inside our nation’s jails and prisons, is a top priority,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department’s investigations into prison conditions have been successful at identifying systemic constitutional violations and their causes, fixing those causes and  stopping the violations. We are investigating prison violence and abuse in Georgia’s prisons to determine whether Constitutional violations exist, and if so, how to stop them.”

“Individuals sentenced to prison in Georgia Department of Corrections facilities deserve to be treated humanely,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine for the Northern District of Georgia. “Our office is committed to ensuring state prisoners are safe while serving their sentences. We look forward to working cooperatively with the Georgia Department of Corrections to ensure the safety of all individuals in its prisons.”

“Prison conditions that enable inmates to engage in dangerous and even deadly activity are an injustice, jeopardizing the lives of detainees, staff members and other corrections personnel,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary for the Middle District of Georgia. “Our local law enforcement and corrections partners, with whom we work with closely each and every day, are indispensable to our united goal of achieving a safer Georgia for all. Under the leadership of the department’s Civil Rights Division, we look forward to collaborating with our state partners to address our mutual concern for safety in the corrections system.”

“This investigation is an example of our office’s commitment to stamping out violence in our district, no matter where it is found, no matter who the victim is,” said Acting U.S. Attorney David H. Estes for the Southern District of Georgia. “We look forward to working with the State of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, and our counterparts in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia to further our shared mission to keep correctional facilities safe for the sake of our community, the prisoners housed there and the dedicated staff who work there.”

The department has not reached any conclusions regarding the allegations in this matter. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). Under CRIPA, the department has the authority to investigate whether any violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights result from a “pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of such rights.” The department has conducted CRIPA investigations of many correctional systems, and where violations have been found, the resulting settlement agreements have led to important reforms.

The Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is conducting this investigation jointly with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia. Individuals with relevant information are encouraged to contact the department via phone at (844) 401-3736 or by email at [email protected]

Additional information about the Civil Rights Division’s CRIPA investigations related to prisons and jails can be found here:  https://www.justice.gov/crt/rights-persons-confined-jails-and-prisons.

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