Criminal Justice Reform

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A recent report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that almost 200,000 children in Georgia have an incarcerated parent. Georgia also has the highest probation rate in the country and the eighth-highest incarceration rate, according to the Georgia Council of Criminal Justice Reform.

 

Parental incarceration can lead to housing insecurity, financial pressures and emotional challenges for children.

 

The Atlanta-based nonprofit Foreverfamily helps strengthen the bonds between incarcerated parents and their children through educational programming and visitation.

 


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Today on the show, we explored the complicated traditions of place and space with Guardian Atlanta Week, Sonny Seiler and Anthony Ray Hinton.

We viewed Atlanta through the eyes of The Guardian, a UK-based newspaper, which spent a week in the city for Guardian Atlanta Week.

We heard from Sonny Seiler on the origins of University of Georgia's famous mascot, Uga. He also discussed his legacy as a Savannah lawyer, captured by the famous book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal makes a surprise announcement that he will suspend a controversial jet fuel tax long sought by Delta Air Lines. 


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Governor Nathan Deal is ending his final year in office by vetoing a record-high 21 bills.

Yesterday marked the close of a 40-day window in which the Governor could veto a bill, sign it, or let it go into law without a signature.

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a panelist on GPB’s Political Rewind. He joined me in the studio to talk about yesterday’s signings, and the legacy Governor Deal leaves behind.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, the U.S. Senate shoots down Senator David Perdue’s plan to dramatically curtail legal immigration and it fails to find common ground on any immigration reform measure.