November 25, 2011
FILE - In this March 3, 2011 file photo, newly arrived prisoners wait to be processed at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. After years of middling progress, Georgia lawmakers could soon adopt reforms to overhaul the state's clogged, and expensive, prison system. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Lawmakers are poised to consider substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system that could reshape the way Georgia courts are run, overhaul the state's expensive prison system and even transform the way offenders are sentenced.