Ga Dept. of Corrections Says # of IDs Issued to Offenders Re-entering Community Tops 21,000

AllOnGeorgia,  August 30, 2019

For the last four years, inmates set to be released from correctional facilities in Georgia have been taking advantage of the partnership between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Driver Services (DDS).

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) announced this week that the collaboration has assisted in the issuance of more than 21,000 identification cards since 2016. Offenders are given a DDS Identification Card (ID) or a DDS renewed Driver’s License (DL) upon their release. ...

“Providing state identification cards for returning individuals prior to their release eliminates a huge obstacle for those who want to restart their lives and be positive contributors to their communities. This partnership with GDC is a key component to eliminating the patterns that result in recidivism,” DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore said in the release.

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