http://www.mdjonline.com/articles/2003/10/10/96/10118273.txt With the state in a budget crunch, some Georgia lawmakers are questioning tougher sentencing laws of the last decade. The Associated Press says legislators heard a budget briefing yesterday from prison officials, who outlined facility closings, layoffs, and furloughs proposed to help trim $69 million in the next fiscal year. Cuts would come from eliminating all counseling not mandated by law, prison libraries, eliminating all state-paid chaplains, and sending thousands of low-level . . .
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