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.
A notorious prison closes suspiciously fast. The EMS director and county coroner share their experiences and Jessica Szilagyi investigates the true cost of having three state prisons in Tattnall County.
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