ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory: Second Town Hall Meeting on Cobb County Detention Center


Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato

The ACLU of Georgia and community partners are holding a second town hall meeting to listen to the concerns of families, friends, and community members as well as those who were formerly detained regarding the conditions in the Cobb County Detention Center. 

Since the end of 2018, seven people have died while in custody of the Cobb County Detention Center run by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. Additional allegations include the detention center failing to provide clean water, instituting a month-long lockdown, failing to permit visitation with family, delaying access to mail, preventing personal phone calls with loved ones, and banning the delivery of the Marietta Daily Journal. 

Rev. Eric M. Beckham, Pastor Zion Baptist Church

Introductions and opening remarks
Dr. Ben Williams, Cobb Chapter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Impacted voices

Getting involved
Sally Riddle – Cobb Smart Justice
Dr. Ben Williams – Cobb Chapter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Kosha Tucker – ACLU of Georgia
Juan Zapata – La Gente de Cobb

Closing remarks 
Dr. Ben Williams, Cobb Chapter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

ACLU of Georgia
Cobb County Branch NAACP 
Cobb County Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference 
Cobb Smart Justice Coalition
Cobb Ministerial Alliance, Inc.
La Gente de Cobb
New Order
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter 
Street Groomers

Zion Baptist Church
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Tuesday, February 18
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm
This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live.