ACLU of Georgia

ACLU Alleges Inmates Left Without Drinking Water, Sheriff Denies Charges

By Ross Williams | Marietta Daily Journal | January 20, 2020 

The Cobb County Adult Detention Center is the target of fresh allegations from the American Civil Liberties Union about conditions in the jail.

The organization accuses the jail staff of improperly cleaning one or more water filters, leaving some inmates “without clean water for drinking or showers over a couple of days,” according to ACLU of Georgia political director Christopher Bruce.

“In addition to a full investigation into the water contamination at the Cobb County Detention Center, we demand the Sheriff’s Office conduct appropriate comprehensive medical exams of each person who may have been affected to determine what health impact may have occurred from consuming the toxins in the water,” Bruce said in a statement. “Everyone in this community should be alarmed over the inhumane and unacceptable conditions at the jail.”

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Cobb Co. Detention Center Entrance

Cobb County Adult Detention Center