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11Alive Investigates Backlog and Dangerous Conditions in Jail System

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 1/3/2024

An investigation by Tegna station 11Alive News in Atlanta, Ga., uncovered the stories of hundreds of unconvicted defendants spending months waiting in dangerous conditions in the Fulton county jail system without formal charges. The report looked into the causes and consequences of these conditions for those moving through the legal system. "It is tragic," said Atlanta-based defense attorney Robert Rubin after reviewing the data.

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