More People, More Prisons?

Some Georgia counties consider new jails to be essential infrastructure for supporting metropolitan population growth.
March 3, 2004, 7am PST | Erin Clark
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In the name of public safety, officials in some fast-growing Georgia counties are seeking to construct new prisons in their areas. Their assumption is that "population growth leads to more crime" and new jails would accommodate present and future needs.While this position shows that county officials aknowledge crime as more than a strictly urban issue, opponents question the pressing need for new jails on the grounds of cost, and project size.

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Published on Sunday, February 29, 2004 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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