By Mike Klein
Every year Georgia locks up hundreds of juveniles who fled here from other states after they violated their probation or parole terms. Those hundreds sleep in Georgia beds, eat Georgia food, attend Georgia school classes, use Georgia medical services and in every other regard, they become a costly burden for Georgia taxpayers. But that might end soon
Monday afternoon the Georgia House unanimously approved HB 898
which would enable the state to rejoin the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (IJC). Georgia is currently the only state that is not an IJC member although it was a member for several decades until withdrawal in 2010.
The Council on Criminal Justice Reform recommended that Georgia rejoin the IJC in January. …