The Fulton County Jail, which has been the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice due to overcrowding problems and inmates’ deaths, may become the first U.S. jail where a sitting or past president is booked and given a mug shot.
As early as March, the corporation responsible for the prisoners’ healthcare issued a warning, saying that Fulton’s lockup was the most hazardous of the more than 70 prisons it operates nationwide due to assaults on employees and a stabbing victim.
The Justice Department said in July that it had opened a civil rights inquiry into the circumstances of the prison in response to the death of a homeless man with mental illness on September 13th. Lashawn Thompson’s corpse was discovered infested with bugs. There were credible charges of structural insecurity, pervasive violence leading to significant injuries and killings, and prosecution of police for excessive force, according to the Department of Justice.
The jail’s medical section on August 17 lay the body of a 66-year-old man arrested for stealing. According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, this was the third fatality in the facility since July and the second in a week.
This is where the Democrats are sending a former president.
Defendants in Fulton County are often fingerprinted and given a booking picture when arrested or turn themselves in to the police. Trump’s appearance at the prison, under investigation by federal officials, depends on whether or not the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for guarding him, would allow it.
Even though Trump was cleared by police in Miami, Washington, and Manhattan, his campaign took advantage of the situation by selling T-shirts with a bogus mug shot for $36 or a $47 gift. Under the fake mug photo is “NOT GUILTY” written in prominent, bold characters.
It wasn’t the first time a candidate has resorted to using a mug photo to raise money. In 2012, while John Lewis was seeking reelection, he distributed campaign flyers using an image of his arrest picture with the slogan “Getting into excellent trouble since 1960.”
The late representative’s mug photo was taken in 1963 after being arrested during a sit-in at an Atlanta eatery, the Toddle House. Donors to his campaign might get one as a thank you.
You can count on the genuine mugshot to sway people’s opinions for or against Trump.