Research and Reports
This page contains links to documents created by GDC's Planning & Strategic Management section.
Aging_inmate_population.pdf documents the changing age composition of the inmate population from the 1970s to the present, focusing on inmates age 50 and older. Topics include crime type, sentence length, parole policy, admission trends, disabilities, security levels, population projections, and a review of older inmates in other states.
Death_penalty_in_Georgia.pdf shows a history of the methods of capital punishment in Georgia from 1735 to the present, and a list of all executed inmates since 1924.
Sex_offenses_against_children.pdf documents the growth of child molestation, incest, and other sex crimes against children since 1980, showing breakdowns by age, race, marital status, and education level, and graphically illustrates the extreme displeasure of the Parole Board toward child sex offenders beginning in the 1990's.
Truth_in_sentencing.pdf summarizes Georgia laws and policies related to the "truth in sentencing" phenomenon that began in the mid-1980s. Topics include national "Violent Offender Incarceration / Truth in Sentencing" (VOITIS) expenditures, and Georgia's "Seven Deadly Sins" law, curtailment of parole, and recidivist statutes.