News19-Year-Old Inmate Was Found Dead In Atlanta Jail Cell

19-Year-Old Inmate Was Found Dead In Atlanta Jail Cell

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A dead inmate at the Atlanta City Detention Center in Fulton County, Georgia, is sparking questions.

Now, the Department of Justice has launched a civil investigation into conditions at Fulton County Jail, according to Atlanta News First.

The investigation will look at the living conditions at the jail, access to medical and mental health care, history of conditions at the jail, use of force, and more. Investigators will look into whether “Fulton County and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office discriminate against persons with psychiatric disabilities inside the jail.”
“People in prisons and jails are entitled to basic protections of their civil rights,” United States Attorney General Merrick Garland said. “During this comprehensive review of the conditions of confinement at the Fulton County Jail, the Justice Department will determine whether systemic violations of federal laws exist, and if so, how to correct them.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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