Accused killers caught having sex in Atlanta jail

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Last updated 7:13 PM
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ATLANTA -- A lock-picking condemned prisoner and an inmate had an afternoon-delight rendezvous interrupted in the Fulton County jail.

Norris Speed contended in the official incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday that Sheriff Deputy Michael Watts’ unfortunate timing last week prevented him from being able “to do anything” with accused murderer Jasmine Jones.

Jones, however, admitted to consensual sex. She was booked into the jail in October 2011 on murder and robbery charges and had been there 956 days as of Monday, said sheriff spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.

Speed, who was sentenced to death for murdering Atlanta police Officer Niles Johangten in 1991, returned to the jail in July 2011 for a series of ongoing hearings regarding his capital-murder case, Flanagan said.

Both inmates were in the jail’s medical wing. On May 26, Jones had been let out of her cell to shower. Speed told investigators he jimmied his lock to make a phone call, spotted Jones, an old acquaintance, and talked her into joining him for sex.

Watts wrote in his report that when he couldn’t find Jones in the shower or her cell, he checked Speed’s cell and found the two of them together.

“She stated that inmate Speed popped opened the side door and told her to come into his cell. Inmate Jones then stated that she was tempted and let the lust get the best of her so she willingly entered inmate Speed’s cell although she was extremely nervous,” Watts wrote.

The incident highlighted two ongoing problems for the Fulton County jail: lengthy incarceration of inmates awaiting court dates, turning the jail with its limited resources into a de facto prison. And faulty locks, which have led violent felons to roam, putting both deputies and inmates at risk.

Prisoners have devised various ways to disable locks by using items such as toilet paper and soap. The county is currently spending nearly $5 million to replace about 1,300 faulty locks with sturdier ones that will signal when working properly.

That work is supposed to be done by July according to recent reports; Flanagan said the locks in the medical unit still need to be replaced.

There was no official word on whether the Jones-Speed tryst will hasten the replacement.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/03/14 - 12:27 pm
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Quickie

You don't often see the word "quickie" in a front page news story.

reader54
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reader54 06/03/14 - 12:41 pm
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costs

Roughly $4,000 per lock? Only in America!

shamrock
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shamrock 06/03/14 - 01:35 pm
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Simple Tools

I can't even break into my house with toilet paper and soap and prisoners can do it with those huge, expensive jail locks??? Geeezzzz

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/03/14 - 02:45 pm
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Some one needs

to change the locks before a Guard is killed by one of these convicted Murderers.

SRD
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SRD 06/03/14 - 02:52 pm
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Not worth reporting

This is so disgusting AC. Can't you find other news to cover?

myfather15
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myfather15 06/03/14 - 03:29 pm
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"Roughly $4,000 per lock?

"Roughly $4,000 per lock? Only in America!"

That's them govmint contracts!! Got to love them!! Govmint will pay someone 5 times what private individuals will, for the same job and equipment!!

I know someone who get's paid 500 dollars to cut the grass on a HUD home that is currently being rebuilt. That's each time he does the landscaping. It sits on a ONE acre lot and takes him about an hour. A private resident would be paying maybe$75.00-$120.00 per visit.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/03/14 - 07:47 pm
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rabbits.
Unpublished

rabbits with no consciences.

middget43
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middget43 06/03/14 - 07:53 pm
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lol

isnt this just what we wanted to read about today I guess u can call that news.....................lol

corgimom
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corgimom 06/04/14 - 06:02 am
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"let the lust get the best of

"let the lust get the best of her"

HAHAHAHA, you cannot make this stuff up!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/04/14 - 07:32 am
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Let me see

I'm in jail for murder but think I might have some sex....yeh, that will solve everything!

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