President Obama Commends Georgia’s Successes on Criminal Justice Reform, Many of Which Were Championed by GJP

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, President Barack Obama issued a statement commending Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia’s 2016 criminal justice reform bill, SB 367, “I applaud Georgia, and Governor Nathan Deal, for demonstrating that making our criminal justice system more fair is a bipartisan idea.  Georgia’s latest reform bill touches on school discipline, correctional education for youth, the accuracy of criminal records, fees and fines, and occupational licensing.  From the community to the cell block to the courtroom, this bill will both enhance justice and promote safety, serving as an example for the nation.  I hope Georgia’s progress will encourage Congress to send me a significant criminal justice bill soon.”