Video: Inmates & families tell stories of horrifying experiences in Cobb County Detention Center

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Seven inmates in Cobb County Georgia’s Detention Center awaiting pre-trial arraignment died last year due to severe neglect. Personal stories of psychological and physical torture including starvation, contaminated water, gang rape and assault, filthy unhygienic conditions, illegal lockdowns and the blocking of outside communication were told at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia last night. Sheriff Neil Warren calls the reports lies, but inmates and their families call him a sadistic monster who’s gone unchecked and unchallenged for more than a decade. Listen to their horrifying experiences here:

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Elisa Goldklang is DemCast’s Georgia Captain. She’s a speech-language pathologist and learning specialist with 25 years in the field. Her articles have been published in Atlanta Parent Magazine and DemCastUSA’s online newspaper. She lives in Marietta, GA, with her husband, daughter (virtually in college) and their dog, Misty. Her son graduated UGA in 2020 and is now working in NYC.

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