Daily Update July 5, 2016 

New Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Expansion Takes Effect

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New Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Expansion Takes Effect


A new state law that allows for an expansion of criminal justice reforms went into effect this month. It's the fifth set of reforms Georgia has been working on to overhaul the system.

The reform package, which took recommendations from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform, is broad. It includes creating charter schools in correctional facilities,reforming school discipline procedures, and preventing professional licensing boards from denying licenses to people based solely on their criminal history.

It also lifts a lifetime ban on food stamps for drug felons in Georgia, a ban only a few states still have.


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