Authorities said a man who was being held at the problem-plagued Fulton County Jail in Atlanta has died at a hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell.
The ACLU of Georgia and the Southern Center for Human Rights shared suggestions to deal with overcrowding at the embattled Fulton County Jail and police violence in Atlanta in a joint press conference on Thursday.
The trial for rapper Young Thug and five other people is on pause until early next year after one of the defendants was stabbed in the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
A new Fulton County Jail facility constructed on the current Rice Street site in Atlanta could cost up to $2 billion, according to a feasibility study presented to the Fulton County Commission on Dec. 6
Ten inmates have died this year at the overcrowded Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. And there's no solution yet as the court system is still playing catchup from COVID-19 shutdowns.
Nearly five dozen people indicted on racketeering charges related to protests against a planned police and firefighter training facility appeared in court as their supporters rallied outside the courthouse in Atlanta.
Last week a judge struck down a plan by the Fulton County Sheriff’s office to send inmates to other states to relieve overcrowding in the Fulton County Jail. But advocates for the recently incarcerated say they have better solutions.
Criminal justice experts and officials from the Fulton County Sheriff’s office testified before state senators at the Capitol in a meeting to investigate issues that plague the Fulton County Jail. Ten people have died in the jail this year.
Georgia state senators announced Thursday that they will conduct an investigation into the Fulton County Jail.
Fulton County’s sheriff is defending his plan to send hundreds of detainees to jails in South Georgia and out of state to relieve chronic jail overcrowding.
The county is looking at jails in other parts of Georgia and in Mississippi.
Dayvion Blake, 23, was killed at the Fulton County Jail Thursday following an inmate dispute that led to stabbings. The sheriff's department said Blake and three other inmates were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with stab wounds. One additional inmate was stabbed and treated at the jail by medical staff.
Authorities said one person died and at least two others were injured when they were stabbed Thursday at a violent and problem-plagued jail in Atlanta that is already under federal investigation.
A camera clicks. In a fraction of a second, the shutter opens and then closes, freezing forever the image in front of it. When the camera shutter blinked inside a jail in downtown Atlanta Thursday, it both created and documented a tiny inflection point in American life.
Former President Donald Trump has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on 13 felony charges stemming from interference with the results of Georgia's 2020 presidential election.