By Ross Williams | Marietta Daily Journal | November 21, 2019
Following reports of an alleged lockdown in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is raising further questions about conditions in the jail.
The civil liberties group sent the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office an open records request Tuesday seeking information about practices within the jail during a lockdown the group says has been ongoing since September.
The MDJ has received letters from over 15 inmates alleging to have been confined to their cells for nearly 24 hours a day with the exception of 15-minute showers offered sporadically. Inmates have also complained about canceled family visitations and lack of access to stamps, making communication with the outside world nearly impossible.