Georgia Juvenile Chief Fired In Privatization Flap

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http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0803/14martinez.html Orlando Martinez, Georgia's top juvenile justice official for the last four years and the highest ranking Hispanic in state government, has been fired by Gov. Sonny Perdue, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The dismissal came six weeks after a troubled Augusta youth prison was put into private hands and 120 state employees lost their jobs. Martinez was hired in 1999 by Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat, after 17 years as juvenile justice chief in Colorado . . .

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