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ACLU Raises Alarm Over Cobb Jail Conditions

By Katheryn Tucker | Daily Report | November 19, 2019 

ACLU Raises Alarm Over Cobb Jail Conditions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has raised questions about conditions in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, saying the jail has been on “lockdown” with people confined to cells nearly all the time for months.

ACLU Georgia sent an open records request Tuesday to investigate allegations that those confined have been denied visits and phone calls with loved ones and kept in “solitary confinement-like conditions.”

“As noted by the U.S. Supreme Court, ‘prison walls do not form a barrier separating prison inmates from the protections of the Constitution,’” said Kosha Tucker, staff attorney of the ACLU of Georgia, in a news release Tuesday. “The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office must provide meaningful transparency and rectify any unconstitutional or unlawful conditions in this situation.”

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