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Inspector General Tapped As Watchdog For LA County Jails

County officials appointed a veteran public corruption prosecutor Wednesday to provide oversight and monitoring of the largest Sheriff’s department in the nation.

11/27/2013

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California Seeks 3-Year Delay In Inmate Releases

Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges on Monday for a three-year delay in their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year’s end to ease prison overcrowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2013

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Governor Signs Bill To Address Prison Court Order

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a compromise bill intended to ease the state’s prison crowding crisis by asking federal judges to delay their year-end deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS Los Angeles–09/12/2013

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $315M Prison Fix

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking state lawmakers to approve spending $315 million this year to lease cells in private prisons and jails as an alternative to releasing roughly 9,600 inmates to comply with a federal court order.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2013

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Use-Of-Force Reports In County Jails Set To Exceed 2012

Figures released to the public Tuesday showed the number of use-of-force reports in Los Angeles County jails are outpacing last year’s number, but an attorney to the County Board of Supervisors said the trend is not cause for concern.

07/23/2013

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Lacey Vows Crackdown After Deputy Charged With Assaulting Inmates

D.A. Jackie Lacey said Friday she will aggressively prosecute crimes by law enforcement officer following the arrest of a Sheriff’s deputy on felony assault charges.

12/14/2012

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Commission Appointed To Probe LA County Jails Releases Report

A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said the system has shown “a persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.”

09/28/2012

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LA Sheriff Faces Mounting Legal Challenges

Allegations and litigation continue to dog Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has acknowledged being out of touch about problems in his jails and failing to reform his massive department that oversees the largest county jail system in the nation.

07/14/2012

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Report: Hundreds Wrongly Imprisoned In LA County

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times reveals that in recent years, cases of mistaken identity and other errors have resulted in hundreds of people being wrongly detained in Los Angeles County jails.

12/25/2011

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Antonovich: Loophole In Calif. Inmate Transfers May Free Violent Offenders

Supervisor Mike Antonovich is leading an effort to modify the plan drawn up by Gov. Jerry Brown to transfer as many as 8,000 state inmates to county jails.

11/16/2011

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DA: Murray May Be Released Early In Efforts To Ease Jail Overcrowding

District Attorney Steve Cooley warns the possibility of releasing inmates early could lead to a very short stint behind bars for Dr. Conrad Murray.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/14/2011

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Supervisors OK Plan For Inmates To Pay For Jail Stay In Riverside County

The Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an ordinance to require inmates to reimburse the county for the cost of their incarceration.

11/08/2011

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LAPD Chief: ‘Unfunded Mandate’ Of Freed Inmates May Slow 911 Response

The mayor said without additional funding from the state, the impending release is “a recipe for making the problem much worse”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/03/2011

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Report: Drug Trade Is Thriving In LA County Jails

An illicit drug trade is thriving at Los Angeles County jails, helped in part by crooked guards who deliver contraband to inmates.

10/02/2011

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Orange County Jails See Influx Of Immigrants

Hundreds of detained immigrants are being transferred to Orange County jails, and more are on the way, under a deal with the federal government that would bring the cash-strapped Orange County Sheriff’s Department up to $30 million a year, a newspaper reported Sunday.

10/03/2010