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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 15, 2002 by Ashley Harper
Sidney Dorsey just became the 92nd former law enforcement officer in Georgia's state prison system. According to the Department of Corrections, finding a correctional institute for such high profiled law officials is quite a task.
"Certainly special consideration is given to former law enforcement because there's a good chance that their fellow inmate may be someone they prosecuted prior to their conviction," said Johnny Sikes, Georgia Department of Corrections prison director.
Over half of Georgia's former law officers convicted of crimes are kept here at the Wayne State Prison in Odum in Southeast Georgia.
"There's a 200 bed capacity here and we have 53 inmates that were former law enforcement personnel," said Sikes.
Not only is the Wayne State Prison known for housing most of Georgia's former law officials, but also many other high profiled state officials.
"This facility's mission is to house not only law enforcement officials, but also senators, county commissioners, and lawyers," said Sikes.
Over half of this prison's population is made up of former law enforcement. But, the Department of Corrections says Dorsey will most likely be sent to a prison with a higher level of security.
"It's a high profile case because he was a major law official in a metropolitan city, so he would need to be placed in a level five or six facility," said Sikes.
Sikes believes Dorsey's history puts him in danger at any of Georgia's state prisons. The Department of Corrections said sending Dorsey to another state isn't an option. But regardless of what prison is chosen, one thing is certain. Sidney Dorsey will be kept behind bars.