Jail officials wouldn’t discuss their new celebrity inmate, but a peek inside the facility provided a glimpse of what life for the Atlanta Falcons quarterback will be like in the coming days. And it’s not exactly festive.
The jail houses inmates charged with offenses from misdemeanors to murder. About 40 of the approximately 425 current inmates are women, who are housed separately. Some inmates are confined to small cells, while others are housed in dorms.
High-profile inmates are sometimes kept apart from the general population, but jail officials won’t say where Vick is being held within the facility.
Vick can forget his flashy suits. Inmates wear standard-issue black-and-white striped uniforms. One bonus: they get to wear their own shoes.
Meals are delivered to each of the jail’s 20 housing units. Thursday’s will be extra special: turkey, stuffing, rice, cranberry sauce and sweet potato pie.