Former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants, facing charges related to attempting to undermine Georgia’s 2020 election results, are set to be processed at Atlanta’s infamous “Rice Street” jail. The group has until August 25 to voluntarily surrender for booking.
The Fulton County Jail, where they will be processed, has recently faced scrutiny after the Department of Justice initiated an investigation prompted by reports of dire conditions, structural issues, violence, and excessive use of force.
While the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office anticipates all 19 defendants will be processed at Rice Street Jail, the final decision on Trump’s processing may be influenced by the Secret Service. The former president previously avoided certain booking procedures during his surrender for a New York indictment.
County Sheriff Patrick Labat emphasized equality in treatment, stating that all individuals, regardless of status, will be subjected to standard procedures, including having a booking mug shot taken.