Fulton County

Several holes found in fences at Fulton County Jail, but no one escaped through them

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies found several holes in fences at the back of the Fulton County Jail on Friday afternoon, but they say no one escaped through them.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office says three large holes were found during an afternoon perimeter security check.

They also found a “breach” in a newly repaired window on the fifth floor. A security count accounted for all inmates being held on the fifth floor.

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Officials say a master count found that all inmates were accounted for.

It is unclear how or when the holes were made. Deputies are currently investigating.

Sheriff’s office officials say they are currently repairing the holes.


Last month, Channel 2 Action News reported on an inmate who dug a hole through a shower wall made of concrete and metal. He was not, however, trying to escape.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne learned that the inmate, Kavian Thomas, used the hole to reach a nearby cell block and stab another inmate. He received non-life-threatening injuries.

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