Quick Takes

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is celebrated each year in March.  This year, the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts profiled women judges who have contributed to the state's judiciary throughout the years, from Judge Rufe McCombs, the first elected female judge in Georgia to Judge Leslie Spornberger Jones who serves as the President of the Council of Municipal Court Judges.

 

The judges profiled during the 31 days of March 2016 are just a sampling of the women in Georgia who have and are currently serving on the bench.

 

Shackling of Juveniles

State legislatures and courts across the country also are re-examining the practice of placing juveniles in solitary confinement and shackling youth during court appearances without first assessing each juvenile's individual behavior.

On January 26, 2016, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system. 

For more on shackling of juveniles, go here.

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