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L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a new women's jail. They also voted to undertake an extensive study into how the county could divert more mentally ill offenders from the jail system.  The five supervisors voted 3 to 2 to begin designing and building a new two-towered structure next to the old Men's Central Jail and setting up a new women's jail at the vacant Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, at an estimated construction cost of $1.98 billion...

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