February 21, 2017, Atlanta - Patches of metal are bolted to the fence along the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta to cover holes in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Minimum security inmates have used the holes in the fence to smuggle contraband back into the camps for years. (DAVID BARNES / SPECIAL)
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Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Federal prison camp in Atlanta cracks down to stop escapes

Earlier this year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on inmates breaking out of a prison camp in Atlanta to get contraband - and even Mexican takeout - before sneaking back in.

Now the federal Bureau of Prisons is cracking down. A memo circulated last week and obtained by The AJC said “all camp inmates will be placed on bunk restriction,” meaning they aren’t allowed to leave their assigned sleeping areas except for work details or to shower or use the restrooms.

To learn more about the effort to stop the comings and goings at the Atlanta lock up read the full story at myajc.com.


Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez reports.
Video: www.accessatlanta.com

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