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Teen: Guards incited fights at Rome youth detention center

Teen: Guards incited fights at Rome youth detention center
February 13, 2012 --

Haley Bonds says she did everything she could think of to protect her 16-year-old daughter from the beatdown she was expecting at a youth jail in Northwest Georgia. Yet, just 20 minutes after a supervisor assured her Whitney Bonds would be safe, another officer called Haley to say her daughter was “bleeding out” and being rushed to the emergency room. Two months later, Whitney says guards at the Rome RYDC used bribes of food to set one youth against another. “It’s like they’re dogfighting these kids,” her mother said.

Jan. 7

January 7, 2012 --

Mayor says he’s keeping $57K donated by airport bidders just before bid process Trooper had history of wrecks prior to fatal crash DeKalb superintendent sidelines finance chief 2nd criminal case moves forward against ex-Cobb EMC chief 5 teachers cleared in APS cheating scandal

2nd DeKalb cop indicted; lawyers squabble over witness, V. Jones

March 7, 2011 --

Former DeKalb police Lt. Willie Daren Durrett was arraigned Monday for allegedly taking bribes from a small business owner, forcing a delay in the trial of co-defendant Donald Frank. Court filings, meanwhile, show Frank’s attorneys are hoping a jury never hears the name of Frank’s former boss, ex-DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones.

June 6

June 6, 2009 --

Whistleblower says Imperial told him not to describe danger at doomed plant Austin Scott: Regents shouldn’t be doing business with University System Past criminal case crops up in suit between Augusta center, ex-director