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.
Attorney Frank Hogue conjures the pressure of a juror on a death penalty trial. District Attorney Wright Barksdale reframes our understanding of security. Former warden Jose Morales allows us inside Georgia’s most lockdown facility before death row. New information is revealed about the third murder.
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