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Speaker Jon Burns announces creation of the Special Subcommittee on State Prisons

Speaker of the House Jon Burns (R-Newington) introduced the newly established Special Subcommittee of Appropriations on State Prisons, emphasizing its role in enhancing safety and conditions within Georgia’s correctional facilities.
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Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns | Credit: State of Georgia

This week, Speaker of the House Jon Burns (R-Newington) announced the creation of the Special Subcommittee of Appropriations on State Prisons. The newly formed entity will operate as a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

“The General Assembly has placed significant emphasis on improving the safety, security and conditions of our state-operated corrections facilities,” said Speaker Jon Burns. “With Governor Kemp’s ongoing assessment of Georgia’s prisons, we want to ensure we are prepared to take immediate action when subsequent recommendations and appropriations requests are delivered in January or during the interim. I look forward to the work of the committee and its support of efforts to restore law and order to Georgia’s prison system.”

Appointees to the Special Subcommittee of Appropriations on State Prisons are as follows:

  • Chairman: Representative Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin)
  • Representative Leesa Hagan (R-Lyons)
  • Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon)
  • Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta)
  • Representative Alan Powell (R-Hartwell)
  • Representative Bill Werkheiser (R-Glennville)
  • Representative Al Williams (D-Midway)

For more information regarding the Special Subcommittee on State Prisons, visit https://www.legis.ga.gov/.