Tag: Jail

  • Georgia Senate commissions hearing amidst Fulton jail death crisis

    Georgia Senate commissions hearing amidst Fulton jail death crisis

    A Georgia Senate panel investigating the crisis of skyrocketing deaths, overcrowding, and violence inside Fulton County’s pretrial detention system held its first public hearing on Thursday.  Senate Republicans announced the special study subcommittee on Fulton’s jails in October after a tenth person died in Sheriff Patrick “Pat” Labat’s custody in just nine months.

  • Despite promises, Atlanta’s detention center lease is not saving lives  

    Despite promises, Atlanta’s detention center lease is not saving lives  

    By: Nolan Huber-Rhoades On the evening of July 11, deputies from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) found teenaged Noni Battiste-Kosoko dead behind the bars of a cell in the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC).   A representative from the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) said that Battiste-Kosoko was a vibrant young woman who…