Agreement: L.A. Jails To Improve Wheelchair AccessA federal judge has given initial approval to an agreement that requires the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to improve conditions in its jails for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility.
Feds To Move Ahead With Consent Decree For LA County JailsFederal officials have announced they will move forward with a federal consent decree to address mental health care problems in Los Angeles County's jails.
Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio Appears In East LA Under The Radar"I'm not the Devil," the 82-year-old Arpaio told the audience.
DOJ Report: LA County Jails Fall Short In Suicide Prevention Despite progress in some areas, the Los Angeles County jail system fails to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Inspector General Tapped As Watchdog For LA County JailsCounty officials appointed a veteran public corruption prosecutor Wednesday to provide oversight and monitoring of the largest Sheriff's department in the nation.
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.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $315M Prison FixGov. 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.
Use-Of-Force Reports In County Jails Set To Exceed 2012Figures 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.
Lacey Vows Crackdown After Deputy Charged With Assaulting InmatesD.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.
Commission Appointed To Probe LA County Jails Releases ReportA 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."