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Georgia Prison Corruption: Explore the series

Read The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigative series into Georgia’s prison system

Part 1: Inside job: Hundreds of prison employees aided contraband schemes

Jessica’s story: A correction officer’s fall (sidebar)

Interview with GDC Commissioner Tyrone Oliver (sidebar)

Part 2: Overdose: Inmate drug deaths soar at state prisons

Locked up but not stopped: Prisoners run drug-trafficking networks

Part 3: Violence, suicides mount in Georgia’s woefully understaffed prisons

Death toll sets new records amid staffing crisis at Georgia prisons (sidebar)

Part 4: From the inside: Criminal kingpins operate from behind bars

Georgia prison system clamps down on information that could expose critical problems (sidebar)

Related news and opinion

Feb. 16, 2024: Georgia prison medical provider cites millions in extra costs due to violence

Feb. 9, 2024: Lawmakers call for action on crisis in Georgia’s state prisons

Feb. 1, 2024: Georgia prisoner died after being left for hours in smoke-filled cell

Jan. 27, 2024: OPINION: Corrections chief: Georgia’s making progress on prison safety

Jan. 27, 2024: OPINION: Inmates to Gov. Kemp: Here’s how to fix Georgia’s prisons

Jan. 18, 2024: Nearly half of Georgia corrections officers’ positions vacant

Dec. 30, 2023: OPINION: Georgia must fix prison corruption crisis

Dec. 4, 2023: Bagman sentenced for helping Georgia inmate steal millions behind bars

Nov. 13, 2023: Feds: For more than a decade, Georgia prison gang carried out murder, assaults

Oct. 5, 2023: Georgia Inmate killed after reported altercation

Oct. 3, 2023: Georgia prison conditions at crisis level, protesters say

Oct. 1, 2023: Georgia correctional offer killed by inmate

May 12, 2023: Accomplice in inmate’s $11 million heist admits to money laundering

April 25, 2023: Georgia inmate admits to stealing millions by impersonating famous billionaire

April 19, 2023: Georgia prison took days to discover dead inmate in his bunk

March 2, 2023: Deadly gang attack set in motion by guards at Phillips State Prison

Feb. 9, 2023: Prison warden fired, accused of taking cash payments in contraband smuggling scheme

MORE: Earlier coverage from 2022