Republican Gov. Nathan Deal says he wants a new criminal justice reform law to emphasize classroom education and online job training for inmates.
Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said Friday the governor wants to use programs currently in place -- like firefighter training -- without adding costs.
Robinson said enhancing educational opportunities for nonviolent offenders will be on the agenda when the special council on criminal justice reform reconvenes later this year. The main focus of the 13-person panel will be finding better ways to rehabilitate eligible juveniles in the prison system.
Rep. Jay Neal co-sponsored the bill overhauling the state's criminal justice system. He says potential cost savings from the reform efforts could help pay for educational programs.
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