Category Archive: Prison ministry

Jul 21

Juvenile Justice Overhaul For Georgia

ATLANTA  —    Despite the passage of comprehensive criminal justice reform this past legislative session, a bill to overhaul juvenile justice laws died. Critics cited concerns about total cost to implement it. The Special Council on Criminal Justice reform held its first meeting this week. The top priority is drafting a new juvenile justice reform bill.Republican …

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Jul 16

Complicated Freedom

complicated freedom flyer

A Creative Presentation and Discussion About Women Transitioning from Prison Monday, July 30, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 PM Central United Methodist Church 503 Mitchell St Atlanta, GA 30314 Register at: Complicated Freedom Sponsored by Alpha and Omega Society, Inc. Anika A Jones, EdD, MDiv Connecting the community and the congregation For more information email: alphaandomegasociety@gmail.com Share via email

May 09

Who’s the Executive in Charge of Criminal Justice Reform?

Governor Nathan Deal signed criminal justice reform legislation Wednesday, triggering the most aggressive rebranding of the state’s approach to criminal perpetrators in several decades.  But one question that needs to be resolved is who’s responsible for making sure this all happens? It sounds like the answer begins with the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform …

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May 07

Team effort needed in helping victims of crime

My personal journey through the criminal justice system began with an early morning phone call 16 years ago. My dad was on the phone and, between sobs, told me my brother, Mark, was dead. He had been murdered on the doorstep of his home. I don’t remember much more after hearing those words. I am …

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Apr 30

Never Forgotten … My Brother, My Friend …

It’s been 16 years … and we have never forgotten ~~~~~ “It was utterly senseless then. It is utterly senseless now,” says Chief Assistant State Attorney Randy McGruther, who prosecuted the case. “They killed a teacher so they didn’t get turned in to a school resource officer for vandalism.” Whether it was panic or the …

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