Fulton County to refurbish Alpharetta jail

Fulton County Commissioners voted earlier this month to allocate $517,000 for the renovation of the Alpharetta jail. (File Photo)

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Fulton County Commissioners voted earlier this month to allocate $517,000 for the renovation of the Alpharetta jail. (File Photo)

Fulton County Commissioners voted earlier this month to allocate $517,000 for the renovation of the Alpharetta jail at 2565 Old Milton Parkway.

The Alpharetta Jail has served the community for about 20 years as a North Fulton Annex. City officials, Alpharetta Police Chief John Robison and Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat have been working to reopen the facility since it closed in March 2020 due to staffing issues and COVID-related problems. Since that time, officers have taken anyone under arrest to downtown Atlanta.

During the county commission meeting May 4, Sheriff Labat stated at least 5,000 individuals would have been arrested in the past two years that were instead given citations or driven home.

In this first step to reopen the jail, funds will be used to repaint, remove and replace carpeting and suspended acoustical ceiling systems, and replace prisoner area plumbing fixtures, toilets and showers. The roof will be inspected, cleaned and minor repairs performed.

Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann noted the goal is to have the facility reopen by the end of June.