Authorities say a man was in critical condition Tuesday night following an altercation with a fellow inmate at an Orange County jail.
The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.
With more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge’s hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.
Protestors who remained in jail Thursday for participation in demonstrations across Los Angeles will be released early, in light of the holiday.
A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
Rap music figure Marion “Suge” Knight will post bail and return to California to face a robbery charge following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital for a blood clot in his chest discovered after he fell in jail, his attorneys said Monday.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will serve 120 days in jail as part of his sentencing Tuesday for his convictions on fraudulent voting and perjury charges.
City prosecutors are getting some help from the federal government in keeping first-time, low level offenders out of jail.
Authorities say a deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Teachers say LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to follow his own policy as officials conduct investigations into two of the district’s controversial technology programs.
A judge Friday placed former Bell City Councilman George Mirabal on five years probation and ordered him to serve about one year in jail for bilking taxpayers through an inflated salary.
An Orange County Congressman said Thursday he is “disappointed” but “hopeful” that a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico could return home soon despite a court ruling.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will let counties continue sharing available jail cells as they try to avoid overcrowding or releasing inmates early.
Supporters of USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi are calling up Rep. Ed Royce to bring the Afghanistan war veteran home.
Officials in Los Angeles County and over a dozen other counties in Southern California are no longer honoring requests from federal immigration agents, according to a report.