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June 9 rally on Atlanta City Hall steps — protestors put pressure on the city to make good on its promise to close the jail. Credit: Kelly Jordan
A small rally on the steps of Atlanta City Hall. A person holds a sign that says Close the ATL Jail
The doors of Georgia's old judiciary building depict blindfolded justice
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressing a full house of more than 200 people at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta on Tuesday. Credit: Maggie Lee
Atlanta city jail, front
Atlanta's city jail, pictured in a 2017 file photo from a rally against immigrant family separation. In 2018, Atlanta ended a contract to house ICE detainees. Credit: Kelly Jordan
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, surrounded by staff and advocates on Thursday at City Hall, signs an executive order that will end a city jail contract provision with ICE. Credit: Maggie Lee
Attendees at a hearing of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Immigrant Detention at City Hall on Wednesday. Credit: Maggie Lee
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted a photo of her signing the executive order that closes Atlanta's jail to ICE detainees.
LaQuanda Smith was bailed out of jail by campaigners who say the system is unjust to poor folks who can't pay. "I was in there with people who had a thousand dollars bail and couldn’t even afford $100," said Smith, at a Tuesday press conference at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Credit: Maggie Lee
Fulton County Jail