The new legislation establishes alternatives to incarceration which may be considered by the sentencing judge, increases reporting responsibilities of probationers, modifies procedures for jail construction, increases fines to fund jail construction, establishes bond forfeiture procedures, and institutes a program which allows judges to release prisoners on their own recognizance or on bail prior to incarceration.
"PENAL INSTITUTIONS Prisons and Pardons/Paroles Reform,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 36.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol6/iss1/36