Fulton County, Ga., Jail Seeks New Locks

ATLANTA — As of press time a vendor had yet to be selected for a lock replacement project at the Fulton County, Ga., Jail.

The cost to install 1,310 new tamper-proof locks is estimated at $6.5 million. Fulton County Colonel Mark Adger, the chief jailer, said the price is justified. Adger said inmates can open the current locks using items as simple as strings and socks.

Different methods have been attempted to fix the problem, according to Adger. He said plates were installed on the frames to prevent inmates from tampering with the locks.

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