Department of Corrections
The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections operates the City’s Detention Center. The Department’s mission is to provide a safe and secure correctional environment and enhance public safety through partnerships with the community and law enforcement.
This page provides performance data focused on key indicators for these areas.
Detention Center Population
The City of Atlanta Detention Center houses persons arrested on city ordinance charges and those sentenced by judges in certain criminal trials. Detention Center populations are measured at least 3 times a day and the average of all daily counts shows the estimated Detention Center population at any given time during the month (blue). The number of inmates booked (red) and released (blue) includes inmates that stay in the municipal Detention Center for any amount of time. This includes pre-trial inmates arrested, but not yet sentenced.
Inmate Accidents, Assaults and Escape Attempts
A series of metrics are used to examine the safety and security of the Atlanta City Detention Center. Inmate accidents (red), inmate-to-inmate assaults (gold), inmate-to-staff assaults (orange), and escape attempts (blue) are all shown as total number of incidents for the denoted month.
Community Partnerships and Inmate Detail Hours
The Atlanta City Detention Center organizes inmate details with a number of community organizations to help clear roads and neighborhoods of debris and, most recently, helping to clean overgrown lots on vacant and abandoned properties. The number of inmate hours used each month (red) represents a count of 1 hour for each inmate detail hour completed. More recently, the Department of Corrections began tracking the number of community organizations working in partnership with the City to complete detail hours. The number of partnerships each month is indicated in blue.