The Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL Campaign has come together to apply pressure to Fulton County Commissioners during this health crisis.
While people are working to reduce the population at the Fulton County Jail, the current plan is not enough. Unless Fulton County takes immediate further action, the jail's outbreak is on pace to seriously endanger the lives of detainees, staff — and will ultimately threaten to overwhelm Grady Hospital’s ICU. A leading expert on infectious diseases inside detention centers told the AJC yesterday that - barring immediate action, the number of people incarcerated at Fulton County Jail infected with COVID-19 “will overwhelm the county’s available hospital and intensive care beds.”
Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL Campaign is co-led by Women on the Rise and the Racial Justice Action Center.