Courtesy of Fulton County Jail
ATLANTA, Ga. -- On Wednesday, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a new measure to fund new locks for cell doors at the Fulton County Jail.
Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson released a statement on Wednesday thanking the Board of Commissioners for their support.
The statement reads:
We are appreciative for support from the commissioners to protect inmates and employees from harm due to the situation with the locks. We understand the thoroughness of reviewing the need for the locks and the commissioners' concern for increasing the safety and security of the Fulton County Jail. The new locks will protect employees and establish a safe environment for inmates and visitors to the facility. This also helps the County comply with the Consent Decree.
According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, installation of the new locks will cost about $5 million and work may begin by the end of March or the beginning of April.