August 28, 2023
Inmate No. P01135809—that’s how former President Donald Trump of Palm Beach, Florida, is listed in the jail records of Fulton County, Georgia, following Thursday night’s 20-minute booking, reports Axios.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office released the first-ever mug shot of former Trump following his surrender to authorities in the Georgia election interference case.
Although it’s Trump’s fourth indictment, he managed to dodge taking mug shots in the other cases. But Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat warned ahead of the Georgia indictment that authorities there intended to follow regular procedures when it came time to book the former president.
Moments after his mug shot was taken on Thursday, August 24, Trump posted the image to his Truth Social platform, along with a fund-raising link.
Trump told Newsmax in an interview aboard his private plane on the way back from his booking that it been a “terrible experience,” but added that he was “treated very nicely.”
He told Fox News Digital late Thursday that Georgia officials had “insisted on a mug shot and I agreed to do that,” which he said was “not a comfortable feeling—especially when you’ve done nothing wrong.”
The detention center, known among locals as “Rice Street,” has been criticized for its dangerous conditions and detainee deaths.
Trump faces a total of 13 counts related to alleged efforts to subvert Georgia’s 2020 election results, including violating Georgia’s racketeering law, or RICO.
Trump’s Georgia trial is also the first one in which he is defendant that could be televised.
Research contact: @axios