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L.A. County jail system under scrutiny

L.A. County jail system under scrutiny
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, left, with his wife, Carol Chiang, walks into court Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Former Sheriff Lee Baca defiant to the end, even after prison sentence

Lee Baca remained defiant after his sentencing Friday morning, telling reporters outside the courthouse that he was in the right for actions he took in 2011.

Closing arguments in Baca obstruction retrial offer conflicting motives for actions of former L.A. County sheriff

Closing arguments in Baca obstruction retrial offer conflicting motives for actions of former L.A. County sheriff

After four recent inmate deaths, protesters call for changes in L.A. county jails

Demonstrators shut down a street near the main downtown L.A. jail complex, prompting a brief confrontation with police. Fueling their concerns were the deaths of four inmates in nine days.

Recorded interview reveals former Sheriff Lee Baca lying to a federal prosecutor

The sheriff's lie came 25 minutes into the interview. It was an April afternoon in 2013, and a federal prosecutor was bearing down on Lee Baca, trying to find out how much he knew about his underlings' attempts to obstruct FBI agents investigating corruption and brutality by deputies inside his Los Angeles County jails.

Southland counties sued over 'excessive' phone fees in jail systems

Jail inmates and their families filed a lawsuit Thursday against Los Angeles County as well as nearby counties, alleging that the fees for inmate telephone

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