The Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL Campaign has come together to apply pressure to Fulton County Commissioners during this health crisis.

We need YOU to demand they end nonessential detentions to avoid a COVID jail outbreak!

     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.”


Click here to send a letter to Fulton County Commissioners to demand they end nonessential detentions to avoid a COVID-10 outbreak.

     Fulton County Commissioners must take desperately needed leadership to coordinate the release of people by TOMORROW. They must insist that the Sheriffs Department, the DAs office, the judges and all stakeholders do their part NOW to avoid this public health disaster.  

You can also tweet some of the Commissioners at:

@NatalieWHall
@ChairRobbPitts
@LizHausmann
@BobEllisFulton
@FultonManager

@WomenOnTheRiseGA
@RacialJusticeActionCenter

Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL Campaign is co-led by Women on the Rise and the Racial Justice Action Center.