A Georgia state representative says he plans to introduce legislation that would provide more oversight into how jail deaths are handled after an 11Alive... Georgia lawmaker drafts bill to create jail death investigation oversight

A Georgia state representative says he plans to introduce legislation that would provide more oversight into how jail deaths are handled after an 11Alive investigation looked at multiple deaths that he says exposed a systematic problem. Right now, no state agency in Georgia keeps track of the number of people who die in county jails. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigates some jail fatalities, but that only happens when local law enforcement requests its assistance.

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