Bluepoint daily market view – October 24, 2011
Atlanta woman arrested by mistake, jailed 53 days? Police are seeking to determine what happened and if any policies or procedures were violated in the arrest of Teresa Culpepper, who spent 53 days wrongfully incarcerated in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail because she had the same first name, Teresa, as a woman wanted by authorities. The woman’s nightmare began Aug. 21, when she called police to report her truck had been taken from in front of her Hawkins Street home. She ended up being arrested for an aggravated assault allegedly committed by another woman named Teresa. Her birth date didn’t match. Her address didn’t match. Her description didn’t match (height, weight, etc…). Even her last name did not match. Other than the first name, Teresa, and of course her race – black – nothing matched,” said Culpepper’s attorney.
Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, GA is a private company categorized under County Government-Correctional Institutions. Companies like Fulton County Jail offer good valuable services for the people like: Maximus Correctional Services, County Correctional Health Services, Correctional Medical Services, Judicial Correctional Services and Mci Correctional Services. So is there collusion between the lax enforcement/justice system and the prison system? Of course not, don’t be silly, there is little evidence of corporate and government collusion in America. No racism or wrong doing – a simply unfortunate error – don’t worry it could never happen to you.