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Catherine Stefanich Georgia Parole September 14, 2007 Georgia’s 1908 Plan Once America had broken free from England, people focused on getting normal lifestyles started. Massachusetts was the first state to enact a parole system in 1837. This started a trend, and by 1944 all 48 states had enacted a parole system. Georgia’s system was put into place in 1908 when the General Assembly finally voted to give the Prison Commissions permission to enact such a system. Prisoners were able to be paroled once approved by the full Commission and the Governor. Because it was a new system, there were not any trained employees to watch the parolees. In 1938, the Prison Commission was re-named the State Prison and Parole Commission, and this relieved the commission of prison administrative duties. This also allowed the commission to grant parole powers without needing the permission of the Governor. In 1943, public concern forced the General Assembly to sign into law that changed the State Board of Pardons and Paroles into an independent agency. Also in 1943, Georgia
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