Officials to address 'crisis' at Georgia jail

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Fulton County leaders will meet Wednesday to try and address the crisis at the county's jail. Fulton County Commission Chair Robb Pitts is now turning to the Atlanta City Council for help battling the overcrowding that officials say is to blame for inmates living in inhumane conditions. The jail, which opened in 1989, held more than 3,200 people earlier this year — well above its capacity of roughly 2,700. This year alone, 10 inmates have died at the jail. In a five-week span, there have been a reported six deaths - the last being a 24-year-old inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell on Aug. 31.

Latest LiveNOW Stories

From the Archives

Consumer & Money

Science & Tech

Police Chases

Weather Across the Country