The Prisons Are Pinching Pennies Too.
Ga. pardons board granting more medical reprieves to sick inmates to save millions in spending
VIA The Augusta Chronicle – Faced with rising prison costs, Georgia corrections officials are releasing a growing number of sick and elderly inmates to save millions of dollars in medical spending. The use of medical reprieves has almost doubled since fiscal year 2008, according to state data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures show the number of medical reprieves granted by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has jumped from 51 in 2008 to 89 in the most recent fiscal year. CLICK HERE to read complete story.