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  • Courthouse in Crisis

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigated problems in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit: Thousands of felony cases were going unprosecuted, there wasn't enough personal to handle the load and the courthouse lacked a centralized computer system.
  • Unequal Justice

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found extreme disparities in the length of prison sentences depending on the court circuit where the crime was committed, from 1990 to 1997. The series showed that white prisoners get probation more often than blacks even though prior criminal records were about the same and that whites were more likely to avoid prison for serious crimes in Georgia.
  • Forgive us our debts

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds that Georgia ranks among the top five states that consistently rack up short-term debts. The state ranks second in personal bankrupcy filings. In many ways, the article points out, Atlanta is a poster child for American debt and spending habits.
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    Few realize the Olympics in this country, under the United States Olympic Committee, is a creation of Congress, which establishes this nation's public policy regarding grass-roots, community sports, collegiate athletics and minority participation in these activities. This Atlanta Journal-Constitution story investigates the USOC's actual record in following public policy and finds it lacking in at least three of these areas of its mission. (Oct. 1 - 20, 1996)
  • Boston Fed Banking On Discrimination

    MEDICRITIC investigates banking discrimination of minorities and how journalists fell short on proof when reporting on the topic. MEDIACRITIC provides examples of stories that have statistical findings that are less than what they seem, including the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Pulitzer series The Color of Money. (1995)
  • Airport Scandal: Atlanta political payoffs alleged

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports about a twelve-year, ongoing investigation into the relationship between the Atlanta airport, and several former City councilmen, has lead to seven people, including two former or current Atlanta City councilmen to be indicted. Two businessmen have also pleaded guilty.
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    Atlanta Journal-Constitution discloses how a former City Councilman and City Aviation Commissioner took a million dollar pay-off in a scheme to give a co-conspirator huge government contracts in a city entertainment complex and at the airport; story also reveals that several members of Atlanta's city government were involved in questionable and illegal contract considerations, January - December 1993.
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    Atlanta Journal-Constitution creates a database of over 500,000 medicare patients treated in Georgia hospitals; findings include a hospital pricing system clearly out of control, with inconsistencies and illogical pricing structures, Sept. 12, 1993.
  • White gold: Georgia's kaolin industry

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution takes a look at Georgia's Kaolin industry, finding that landowners are regularly defrauded out of the profits of their mining deposits and that seven counties which hold approximately 60% of the world's supply of the widely used clay are still some of the poorest counties in the nation.
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    Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes the pressure-filled home of a local coach and how it led to his death at the hands of his ax-wielding son, May 1993.