Atlantans Brainstorm On Cutting Jail Population

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Georgia officials picked up 82 convicted criminals yeserday who had been waiting at the Fulton County Jail for bed space at a state prison, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Another 98 should be removed within a week. U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob took oversight of the overcrowded jail from Sheriff Jackie Barrett after the Southern Center for Human Rights filed a lawsuit saying jail conditions were inhumane and unsafe for inmates and staff. The jail was designed for . . .

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