Terry Barnard was elected to a third, one-year term as chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles Tuesday by his colleagues on the board, the first time a chairman has won for more than two consecutive years. The feat comes as the board adjusts to major changes, such as the creation of the Department of Community Supervision that took over the job of monitoring parolees. Legislation last year created more transparency in agency operations, and Barnard met a second legislative challenge this year fueled by Savannah-area politicians blaming the board for releasing violent felons without local input. His administrative changes quelled that assault on the board. For the Board of Pardons and Paroles, having such strong leadership sees their ship RISING…
The Georgia Senate last week found time to vote on a couple of issues other than the redistricting process they were called back to Atlanta to sort out – one of those being the Atlanta law enforcement training center that has become a focus of national controversy. On Friday a resolution was introduced voicing support for the facility, which the Senate broadly supported by a 46-5 margin. All those opposed were Democrats, (three more abstained from voting) but the vote shows widespread support just as recent polls have. Georgia support for the state of the art training facility for police and other law enforcement is RISING…
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