The Campaign to Close the Atlanta Jail

  • August 21st, 2018
  • News & Blog
  • Eric Dirnbach

There is a community campaign fighting to close the Atlanta City Detention Center and use the facility for alternative purposes.  The jail costs $33 million/year to operate but because of recent progressive changes in sentencing policy and policing strategy, it is largely empty on most days.  It can house over 1,300 incarcerated people. Working with […]