Two jails: same population, $20 million budget gap

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http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/atlanta/0403/17fulton.html Atlanta's Fulton County Commission wants to know whether county sheriff Jackie Barrett is mismanaging her $78 million budget and whether mismanagement has created an unsafe jail, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Barrett wants a higher budget, but commissioners want to see whether the jail is using "best practices" to get the most for its money. An outside firm will be hired to review the sheriff's department. Commissioner Robb Pitts was concerned that Barrett has . . .

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