Price Tag for Atlanta Jail Jumps to $85 Million

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(AJC) — A day after a judge threatened to throw Fulton County commissioners in prison if they did not agree to buy Atlanta’s jail, the city upped the price Friday, saying it is less eager to sell the facility.  On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob gave Fulton commissioners 60 days to enter into a binding contract with Atlanta to buy the city jail or face being sent to the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta for contempt. Shoob has been involved in overseeing the county’s efforts to comply with a consent order requiring it to ease overcrowding and improve the conditions for inmates at the county jail.  Friday, Shoob did not appear open to Atlanta’s decision to more than double the price, from about $40 million to $85 million.

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