Sen. Hamrick Appointed to Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform

ATLANTA (May 20, 2011) – Sen. Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) was recently appointed to the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Sen. Hamrick will serve on this council with Sens. John Crosby (R-Tifton) and Ron Ramsey (D-Lithonia) as well as appointments from Gov. Nathan Deal and Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein.

“Georgia’s costly and often ineffective criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform. I’m grateful to the lieutenant governor for this appointment and I look forward to working with my colleagues on this council to improve the system and enhance public safety in Georgia,” said Hamrick.

The council will systematically study the criminal justice system in coordination with the Pew Center during the Summer and Fall to produce recommendations, which will be reported to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the House and chief justice of the Supreme Court by Nov. 1, 2011.

Sen. Bill Hamrick serves as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He represents the 30th Senate District which includes portions of Carroll, Douglas, and Paulding counties.  He may be reached at 404.656.0036 or via e-mail at

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Strong, Director
Katie Wright, Deputy Director