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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   The people of Fulton County, Georgia will be glad to know that by late summer 2013 the prison will actually be able to lock the prisoners in their cells   (ajc.com) divider line 33
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2012-12-19 10:49:19 PM  
Big Deal. Can they make a crossbow out of paper?
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2012-12-20 12:26:11 AM  
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2012-12-20 12:29:02 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-20 12:29:05 AM  
Did anyone else read that as Folsom Prison?

/ there's probably rich folkes eating, in a fancy dining car; their probably drinking coffee and smoking big cigars.
 
2012-12-20 12:30:41 AM  
"The Fulton County jail will get door locks that work next year, preventing inmates from leaving their cells at will to assault guards and other inmates.

After years of putting off the problem ..."

I wonder what changed that they just now decided this was a problem?
 
2012-12-20 12:30:53 AM  
dilbert.com
 
2012-12-20 12:34:28 AM  
So they'll finally be able to keep track of "CARL!"
 
2012-12-20 12:36:01 AM  
www.pacovilla.com
 
2012-12-20 12:43:23 AM  
I hope they support their local sheriff.
 
2012-12-20 12:45:11 AM  

WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]


Glad to see i was fairly beaten to the punch. I hope they have the honor system and a good piece of chalk in Fulton county.
 
2012-12-20 12:52:53 AM  
I live one county North of Fulton County and this article doesn't surprise me one bit

I don't mean that Fulton is some backward ass county like Banks County or Franklin County (they are). Fulton is where Atlanta and the corresponding urban sprawl is.

I'm not surprised because Fulton County is just . . . Amazingly farked up.
 
2012-12-20 12:59:43 AM  

WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]


Great movie.
 
2012-12-20 12:59:48 AM  
$5 million in debt to replace more than 1,300 substandard locks.

Huh?

I know it says "more than 1300", but how many more than 1300? Let's call it an even 2000 lucks just to cover any slack.

That's $2500 per lock.

And yeah, I realize it's not the same thing as a Master lock like you would put on a school locker or the Dexter lock on my front door, but $2500 per lock? Who is getting paid off?
 
2012-12-20 01:29:42 AM  
Yea, this is why we like to have guns.
 
2012-12-20 01:42:40 AM  

mizchief: Yea, this is why we like to have guns.


I second that. I'm (almost) as lib'rul as they come, but if I were the fearful sort and lived near this defective prison, I'd want to have a handy little handgun lying safely around. NOT a rifle that can pierce tank armor, mind you, just something to pierce human muscle.
 
2012-12-20 02:42:43 AM  
"...as a favor to me"

/Obscure?
 
2012-12-20 02:43:48 AM  
I worked in the Fulton County Jail back in the late '90s maintaining the payphones that the prisoners used. In fact, I maintained almost every phone in all the jails in North Georgia. I have to say that Fulton County was by far the scariest, most vile prison I have ever seen. I hatred going into the cell areas, as I was only escorted by one guard and the common areas where the phones were had anywhere from 30 to 80 prisoners. They at anytime could have easily overpowered us. Thankfully, for the most part the prisoners were glad to see me as I was the one who kept their connection to the outside working. 
 
  Prisons are a strange place. Some of the smaller jails were very laid back like Mayberry, then you had places like Fulton County that were movie jails come to life.
 
2012-12-20 02:48:24 AM  
FTFA: Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail during the past year awaiting an armed robbery trial. It doesn't sit well with her knowing he's in a facility that can't keep inmates in cells. "As a mother, you definitely worry about your child's safety," Boccia said.

That poor, poor child.
 
2012-12-20 03:04:19 AM  

orbister: FTFA: Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail during the past year awaiting an armed robbery trial. It doesn't sit well with her knowing he's in a facility that can't keep inmates in cells. "As a mother, you definitely worry about your child's safety," Boccia said.

That poor, poor child.


That po, po child. FTFY
 
2012-12-20 03:15:41 AM  
Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail during the past year awaiting an armed robbery trial. It doesn't sit well with her knowing he's in a facility that can't keep inmates in cells. "As a mother, you definitely worry about your child's safety," Boccia said.
 
If she's so farking concerned about her child's safety, then tell him to stop committing crimes that get him put in the lock up.  That would do more for his safety than locks.
 
2012-12-20 04:48:43 AM  

Fano: WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]

Glad to see i was fairly beaten to the punch. I hope they have the honor system and a good piece of chalk in Fulton county.


red paint can help if not
 
2012-12-20 04:49:34 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: orbister: FTFA: Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail during the past year awaiting an armed robbery trial. It doesn't sit well with her knowing he's in a facility that can't keep inmates in cells. "As a mother, you definitely worry about your child's safety," Boccia said.

That poor, poor child.

That po, po child. FTFY


If you're implying what I think you're implying, then you're not terribly familiar with Alpharetta, Georgia.

/lived/worked in Fulton or Dekalb counties all my life...
 
2012-12-20 06:49:16 AM  
It is a little obnoxious that they drug their feet on this even though they basically were ordered by the court to do it.

If they can't name something after a commissioner, they aren't very interested in it.
 
2012-12-20 07:03:32 AM  
Just install revolving doors.
 
2012-12-20 07:28:02 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: mizchief: Yea, this is why we like to have guns.

I second that. I'm (almost) as lib'rul as they come, but if I were the fearful sort and lived near this defective prison, I'd want to have a handy little handgun lying safely around. NOT a rifle that can pierce tank armor, mind you, just something to pierce human muscle.


You don't have to worry. It is in the middle of an abandoned rock quarry surrounded by some of the worst neighborhoods Atlanta has to offer.

Oh, and that mother does have to worry. Guns do get smuggled in every now and then.
 
2012-12-20 08:27:38 AM  
Kinda reminds me of Portal 2.


"[throat clear] This thing on? I'm gonna be brief. Because I'm dying. Because I got shivved. A lot. I just wanna get it on record that using force fields for doors in a space prison is a bad idea. You know what would have been better? Regular doors. With locks. Locks that don't open when the power goes out. [cough cough] Man, those blue force fields looked good, though. Every time I saw one, I thought, Wow. I am in space. Still though. A door made out of paper would have been better in the long run. Would have at least slowed 'em down for a second. Anyway. [cough] Anybody not escaping or shivving me, get back to work
 
2012-12-20 08:32:24 AM  

orbister: FTFA: Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail during the past year awaiting an armed robbery trial. It doesn't sit well with her knowing he's in a facility that can't keep inmates in cells. "As a mother, you definitely worry about your child's safety," Boccia said.

That poor, poor child.


If this was the case Alpharetta your child would have grown up and been some body other than a want a be armed robber.
 
2012-12-20 10:32:38 AM  
Huck And Molly Ziegler:

mizchief: Yea, this is why we like to have guns.

I second that. I'm (almost) as lib'rul as they come, but if I were the fearful sort and lived near this defective prison, I'd want to have a handy little handgun lying safely around. NOT a rifle that can pierce tank armor, mind you, just something to pierce human muscle.


I'd like to be able to pierce tank armor myself, just in case. You never know when we're going to be invaded by North Korea.

As for piercing human muscle, it's a good idea to be able to do that repeatedly. People don't just fall over dead like on TV: you can shoot somebody right in the heart once and he can still stab you or shoot you back. Your best bet is two or three head shots if you can do it. Old people or those with small hands might not be able to handle a bathsalts-stopper like a .45 or .44 mag, we'll have to make do with something like a .380 ACP. More info here and their suggestions here. I'd agree with James Bond on a Walther PPK, for which I might start saving up; just think, by going on the wagon and saving instead I could buy one in 6 months!

Feh. That'll never happen. My best best is to hope I'm too drunk to notice when somebody shoots or stabs me.
 
2012-12-20 10:49:26 AM  

orbister: FTFA: Alpharetta resident Kate Boccia has a 22-year-old son who's been in and out of the Fulton jail


Gee, I wonder how he got out of jail.
 
2012-12-20 11:05:37 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Fano: WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]

Glad to see i was fairly beaten to the punch. I hope they have the honor system and a good piece of chalk in Fulton county.

red paint can help if not


You may have to lie to them about whether their gun is loaded.
 
2012-12-20 11:23:17 AM  
Ringo48: "The Fulton County jail will get door locks that work next year, preventing inmates from leaving their cells at will to assault guards and other inmates.

After years of putting off the problem ..."

I wonder what changed that they just now decided this was a problem?



The Fulton County jail is so bad they have been placed under a Federal Court order to improve conditions.

Link
 
2012-12-20 11:55:12 AM  

KidneyStone: I live one county North of Fulton County and this article doesn't surprise me one bit

I don't mean that Fulton is some backward ass county like Banks County or Franklin County (they are). Fulton is where Atlanta and the corresponding urban sprawl is.

I'm not surprised because Fulton County is just . . . Amazingly farked up.


I assume you're talking about that tiny little backwards scratch of land that is still unincorporated south of the city or that godless strip of land in the actual COA, because none of us in the New-Balkan State of North Fulton have anything to do with this mess.
 
2012-12-20 01:03:28 PM  

Fano: WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 400x218]

Glad to see i was fairly beaten to the punch. I hope they have the honor system and a good piece of chalk in Fulton county.


I like Fark, but sometimes I get the feeling that we've all seen the same movies. It's like we're all sitting at our desks hitting F5 and hoping for a headline to appear that mentions staplers...

/This thread was done in three.
 
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