Mayor Bottoms Announces Reimagining ACDC Task Force Recommendations

June 2020

Reimagining ACDC Task Force Recommendations

The Reimagining Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) Task Force submitted to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms its Final Report on recommendations to close and reimagine the use of the Atlanta CityDetention Center.

The report reflects the collaborative efforts and thought leadership of local community members, stakeholders and experts who worked over the past year to develop recommendations to transformthe Atlanta jail. The facility stands to serve as a beacon of change and a vibrant hub of services that offer equitable opportunity and resources to Atlantans and communities which have been disproportionately impacted by over-incarceration and systemic racism.

The recommendations in the Task Force Report includes four design proposals, over 10 City and State statute amendments, and four focused service areas.

The Reimagining ACDC Initiative reflects a best practice model for collaborative strategic problem solving and community-driven approaches to addressing mass incarceration, systemic racism,and growing inequality among marginalized communities.

“Thank you to the members of this Task Force for your tireless efforts to ensure that all who call Atlanta home have not only a second chance, but for most, a first chance to have access toopportunity. Together, we can build a smarter and fairer system to equip Atlantans with the tools needed for success in the 21st Century.”