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Proposed facility in Adelanto could ease jail crowding in L.A. County
Proposed facility in Adelanto could ease jail crowding in L.A. County

Los Angeles County's overcrowded and outdated jail system is a headache for local officials; but for leaders of the small and economically distressed desert city of Adelanto, it's a potential windfall — or so they hope. County supervisors recently voted to embark on a $2-billion plan to tear down and rebuild the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. The new facility is intended to improve conditions for inmates with physical and mental health needs, but would not add beds to the county system or address the overcrowding that has led to thousands of inmates being released early each year. Adelanto, a city of 31,000 in San Bernardino County's high desert...

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