In a move aimed at cutting costs, Georgia’s Department of Corrections officials are rolling out new, more efficient prison units in hopes of shaving millions from their budget. The new housing units, called "Fast Track units", will serve as home to 256 inmates. They’re larger than current units, but they can operate with fewer supervising officers – 25…versus more than 40 required for traditional prison units. Officials intend to open seven of them — with a total capacity of 1,800 inmates — over the next six months. They include units all around the state, including right here at Hayes State Prison in Pennville. The Hayes’ Units are scheduled to open in February of 2009. Overall, the state expects to see a savings of over $41 million from the new design. (Rome News-Tribune)