The locks at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta have one small problem: The inmates can pretty much jam them and open them at will. "They just don't serve the purpose anymore of security," chief jailer Mark Adger tells WSBTV. So he's testing a replacement—and asking the inmates themselves to make sure they work.
The jail plans to group its most notorious, skilled lock-beaters in the one cell block equipped with the new locks, and it will offer them up to $20 worth of free commissary food or hygiene products if they can bust them open. "We'll get plenty of takers for what we're offering," Adger says. Asked why he was participating, one inmate smiled. "I dunno. I just wanna try it."