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Tuesday May 24th, 2016 2:19AM

Fulton takes steps to fix problems at county jail

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Fulton County officials hope to end federal oversight of jail by taking steps to fix problems.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the county's board of commissioners last week approved a budget for 2014 that includes $2.1 million to send hundreds of inmates to other jails to help ease overcrowding. They also added $3.5 million to deal with staffing issues at the jail and other county departments.

Commission Chairman John Eaves tells the newspaper he hopes the steps will convince a federal judge to end his supervision of the jail by the end of the year.

A federal lawsuit in 2004 detailed dirty, dangerous and crowded conditions at the jail, and the county has struggled to meet the conditions set forth in a 2006 agreement to settle that suit.
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