- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials with the Fulton County jail have until December to comply with minimum staffing requirements, after a federal judge noted progress in addressing overcrowding and other problems.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. on Friday dismissed a motion for contempt sought by the Southern Center for Human Rights, which sued the county in 2004. The following year, Fulton County agreed to make dozens of improvements.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://bit.ly/VrhzLh ) the group had asked the judge to find the county in contempt because of lingering problems. The county has since fixed faulty cell locks and inmates are no longer sleeping on the floor.

County Commission Chairman John Eaves says the judge’s decision validates “the hard work that has been done to resolve several issues inside the facility.”

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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