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July 2019 Archives

Inmates to be released under First Step Act

Federal inmates in Georgia and elsewhere could be beneficiaries of the First Step Act. The law aims to make compassionate release and home confinement programs more accessible and take other steps to improve the criminal justice system. A little more than 3,100 federal inmates will be released from custody starting July 19 as authorities begin to implement the law. The Department of Justice says that 250 people have been released already since the legislation was signed into law in December 2018.

Distracted driving most common cause of car wrecks

Car accidents happen every day all over Georgia, and they injure people and cause fatalities. Most of the time, the cause of a wreck can be traced back to an error by one of the drivers involved. Among the most common causes of car wrecks are distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, speeding and dangerous weather conditions.

Divorcing parents should not overburden their kids

Georgia parents who are divorcing know the stress the process can cause. It can be taxing in any number of ways. It can also be hard on their kids. The effects of their parents divorcing can be severe on the children, and it can impact them intio adulthood. Studies have shown that children of divorce are at an increased risk of forming negative relationships or being overweight. There are steps divorcing parents can take, though, to minimize the negative consequences for their kids.

Common causes of truck accidents

Due to the massive weight differences, Georgia truck crashes tend to be more dangerous than accidents involving regular passenger vehicles. An 18-wheeler can be as heavy as 80,000 pounds while passenger vehicles have an average weight of only 4,000 pounds. Being aware of the most common reasons behind trucking accidents can help all drivers stay safe and avoid potentially catastrophic incidents.

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