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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The Real Criminals of Fulton County Jail

Sep 4, 2023

The news has been full of images of Trump being booked into Fulton County Jail.

What a bunch of bull. Trump will never spend a day there.

What barely got a mention from reporters was the jail itself. An outrage and an abomination that is a decrepit, rambling, rotting facility with a capacity of 1,125 while currently housing 3,000 real live human beings. A hell-hole where four prisoners died in one month and a fifth person died on July 31: Dayron Blake, 23; Samuel Lawrence, 34; Alexander Hawkins, 66; Christopher Smith, 34; Montay Stinson, 40, were found “unresponsive.” This word covers uninvestigated death by neglect or by guard brutality.

Forty-five percent of those held in Fulton County Jail have not been convicted. They are being held for months. Why? Because they are black, poor, working class, got caught up in the system, and can’t afford bail.

Is it enough for the Democrats to investigate, to promise to check into it, when Biden runs the damn Justice Department? They could process and relocate all these prisoners today and tear down this place! But they want to focus on Trump!

There are true criminals involved in this story and Trump is undoubtedly one, but those who run the so-called corrections facilities for the Democrats, the Republicans and the ruling class are the real criminals. Not those held prisoners at the Fulton County Jail.