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LA District Attorney Recommends Diverting Mentally Ill From Jail

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is presenting a plan to divert low-level mentally ill offenders from jail and toward treatment.


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Twin Towers Locked Down For Hours After Employee Reports Lost Weapon

A Los Angeles County jail was on lockdown for 5½ hours after an employee lost their weapon.


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LA Jail Locked Down After Employee Reports Lost Weapon

The jail reportedly was taken off lockdown at 9:30 a.m. after officials were confident that no inmate had a weapon.


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Man Sentenced For 1997 Murder Of Fellow Inmate

Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a fellow inmate at the Los Angeles County Jail nearly 17 years ago.


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Man Arrested At Mexican Border In Connection To 2011 Attempted Murder

A 32-year-old man wanted in connected with the attempted murder of two men in Downey two years ago was arrested at the Mexican border and is behind bars in San Diego.


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LA County Inmates Come To Defense Of Deputies In Wake Of Abuse Probes

As four more Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies pleaded Not-Guilty to allegations over inmate abuse, a number of current inmates painted a different picture of life inside Los Angeles County Jail.


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Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released From LA Jail

A murder suspect was accidentally released from jail last month due to a clerical mix-up, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/03/2013

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Report: Abusive Culture In LA Jail System

A scalding report Friday depicted a rogue culture inside the nation’s largest county jail system in which deputies abused and humiliated inmates while top management failed to recognize problems or weed out bad officers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012

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Family Saves 79-Year-Old South Pasadena Woman From Attempted Murderer

A 79-year-old woman Monday was allegedly nearly killed by a parolee who broke into her home, but family members interrupted the assault.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2012

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Report: LA Sheriff Staff Knew About Jail Violence

Confidential memos show Sheriff Lee Baca’s command staff raised red flags nearly two years ago about deputy misconduct and brutality against inmates at Los Angeles County jails.