Rep. Nikema Williams, and Sens. Rev. Rapheal Warnock and Jon Ossoff have sent a joint letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Fulton County Jail probe.
The sheriff told FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor in an exclusive interview on Friday that he believes all six people were working together to smuggle the contraband into the Fulton County Jail.
A 36-year-old Fulton County inmate is dead after being found unresponsive in the early morning hours of Jan. 10 by a detention officer.
An inmate at the Fulton County Jail was stabbed and subsequently hospitalized.
Fulton County commissioners are considering a nearly $2 billion proposal to build a new jail.
The vice chairman of the Fulton County Commission says enough is enough. Commissioner Bob Ellis, who represents District 2, says he has lost confidence in Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat following a series of deaths and problems at the Fulton County Jail.
A Fulton County judge says there was not enough evidence that moving inmates out of the Fulton County Jail to an out-of-state facility would cause harm to the inmates or their cases.
This comes after the Department of Justice opened an investigation into conditions at the Rice Street facility for months.
The family of former Fulton County inmate Montay Stinson is holding a press conference on Tuesday to discuss his death.
Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chair Robb Pitts received a letter from Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seemingly rejecting Pitts' proposal to increase the cap of how many inmates the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) can house from the Fulton County Jail. Pitts told FOX 5 that's not what the letter really means.
Dino Walker was reportedly stabbed multiple times and left bleeding to death on the floor at the Fulton County Jail after a detention officer left his post for nearly an hour.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat told the Fulton County Board of Commissioners that several detainees charged with misdemeanors have been held in jail longer than they would've been had they been sentenced by a judge.
Another woman is speaking out about what she calls inhumane conditions at the Fulton County Jail. This comes as the Fulton County Commission Chair is calling on the Atlanta City Council to take action to fix the overcrowding.
The Fulton County Jail is in a state of crisis, Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts said so after FOX 5 informed him Wednesday afternoon of a sixth death in the jail in a five-week span.
The family of Samuel Lawrence, an inmate who lost his life at the Fulton County Jail last month, is breaking their silence today.