In the midst of a federal investigation into Georgia’s prisons for civil rights violations, we decided to use one prison in South Georgia as a case study. The things we found are chilling. An 88-year-old man is shot while he’s sleeping. Another man is murdered one county over. A woman is found dead in a mobile home park. And somehow they all link back to the same prison, illuminating many of the complex problems that plague our criminal justice system. This…is Prison Town.
This reporting is supported by the Center for Collaborative Journalism and The Georgia Virtue.
Lewis Levine finds himself at the scene of multiple related crimes. The women connect back to Smith State Prison.
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