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Atlanta's Fulton County Jail Lets Inmates Test New Locks, Rewards Them With Free Food

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This 2004 photo shows a cell in Atlanta's Fulton County Jail, the same correctional facility that is offering free food to inmates who can beat the prison's new lock system.
This 2004 photo shows a cell in Atlanta's Fulton County Jail, the same correctional facility that is offering free food to inmates who can beat the prison's new lock system.

ATLANTA -- Jailers in Atlanta have a challenge for inmates: Get past the new locks being tested on cell doors and win free food.

Officials have been trying to figure out what to do about hundreds of locks which can be jammed at the Fulton County Jail, allowing inmates to get to each other.

Adger says jailers are choosing experienced lock beaters, to try to beat the new locks.

County Commissioner Tom Lowe has said the lock issue has been blown out of proportion, but others say it puts inmates at risk of being attacked by other prisoners.

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