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October 19, 2005

Thomasville, Georgia--  Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell is celebrating another round at the state level.

He has been reappointed to the Department of Corrections Board of Directors. It's Powell's third five year appointment to the panel.

He says it's important to have somone local on it, because every community is home to parolees or probationers. "It just gives us some input on what's going on at the state level here in the local area. We're more or less a watchdog group," says Powell.

 Powell says state prisons are so overcrowded, the DOC often houses inmates in county jails. He's one of five sheriffs on the panel and has been the top lawman in Thomas County since 1977.

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