Re: The New Corrections Commissioner - Jim Wetherington (paraphrased)
The 61-year-old grandfather of eight said he probably will order an audit of the agency to "see what I'm inheriting," but he already knows he will have to turn his immediate attention to space issues.
"I believe Corrections is full," Wetherington said.
About 3,000 sentenced felons are backed up in county jails waiting for a space in the state system, which already is growing by about 1,700 a month. D.O.C. already has moved inmates into tents in prison recreation yards and into bunks in common areas in cellblocks. The state also is renting space in three private prisons.
Note: Wetherington has served as a police officer in Columbus, Ga, since 1959, including 14 years as Chief of Police.
Due to the ole supply and demand principles, PZN most likely will prevail in GA, IMO. G