L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has painted a grim picture of rising jail violence. But many of the statistics Villanueva is using to make his case are known to be unreliable, making it impossible to draw conclusions or trends from the data, several watchdogs said.
In landmark move, L.A. County will replace Men’s Central Jail with mental health hospital for inmates
Los Angeles County Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to tear down the dungeon-like Men’s Central Jail in downtown and move forward with a plan to create at least one mental health treatment facility in its place. The plan replaces a previous proposal to build a jail focused on rehabilitation.