WHAT’S HAPPENING

With four meetings now completed, the Mayor’s Task Force To Re-imagine The Atlanta Jail is getting ready to move into its next phase to gather additional public input on proposals. After talking face to face with more than six-hundred people, the task force will move online to widen the scope of its survey. Members say they have been encouraged by the participation of the public and the suggestions that have already been offered to transform the jail into a Center for Equity.

Among the many stakeholders taking part in the process, formerly incarcerated individuals have been vocal about the ways they believe the ACDC can be used to help vulnerable residents avoid jail with innovative programs and targeted resources.