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Plan for county to take over city jail is a win-win, officials say

By John Schaffner johnschaffner@reporternewspapers.net The chairman of the Fulton County Commission and the chair of the city of Atlanta’s Finance Committee recently expressed optimism over an agreement for the county to take over operation of the city’s jail. The proposed lease/purchase agreement could give the city significant savings in the fiscal 2011 budget. Atlanta Dist. […]