Water leak causes lengthy power outage at Cobb County jail

A water leak at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center has caused a power outage at the jail.

A vendor has been on-site working to return power and will continue until the issue is resolved.  

The power outage began Sunday evening and parts of the jail remain without power as of 6 p.m. Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office is providing additional personnel to ensure adequate care of the approximately 600 detainees impacted by the outage.

Sheriff’s officials say additional ice and water is readily available in the cells. Deputies are also increasing the number of safety and security checks.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman Jeremy Blake, medical staff are also on standby and detainee and staff safety remains the top priority. 


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