http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0603/16prison.html Georgia's prison population and costs are exploding as the state faces its worst financial crunch in decades, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. State prison populations across the country have leveled off, and even dropped in Illinois, Texas, California and New York, Georgia's continues to skyrocket. In May, it reached 50,922, breaking the 50,000 mark for the first time. State officials project the number will reach 56,000 to 58,000 by the . . .
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