JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.
January 24, 2010|
By Claire Miller
Times regional staff
Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.
The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.