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Trump booked at Atlanta jail plagued by long-standing health and safety issues


Sep 2, 2023

Chamian Cruz discusses a recent incident at the Fulton County Jail involving a 35-year-old man named Lashawn Thompson. Thompson’s family filed a complaint about his treatment during his three-month stay at the jail’s psychiatric ward. He had not been convicted and was waiting for a hearing when he was found unresponsive in his cell, covered in bedbugs. An independent autopsy later revealed severe neglect and lack of necessary care for his mental health condition. The U.S. Department of Justice initiated an investigation into living conditions at the jail following this case. To address the issues, the county allocated $5 million to improve conditions, but it has been acknowledged that these efforts have only been temporary solutions. Overcrowding remains a problem, and the county relies on renting bed space in other counties without truly resolving the ongoing issues.

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