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Deputies in deep

Los Angeles County Deputy Norma Silva checks the inmate roll call before lights out at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies line up in riot gear during a scheduled riot suppression drill at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Los Angeles County Deputy Norma Silva shines her flashlight as a warning to inmates who were violating rules after lights out at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. Silva watches over a constant flow of men awaiting trial and serving time. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A deputy walks through piles of contraband and debris left after an inspection in one of the housing units in the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. (Mark Boster / LAT)
An inmate clutches the bars in the 700 block of the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Deputy April Nelsen handcuffs an inmate after a fellow inmate was injured in a cell at the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
An inmate talks on the phone at the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Deputy April Nelsen instructs inmates to move so she can get medical help to an inmate who tried to commit suicide with a razor blade at the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Deputy Matt Seier leaves a trailer parked on the grounds of the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. Seier commutes nearly 100 miles to work and frequently sleeps in the trailer when he works overtime shifts. More than a dozen trailers and motor homes are on the lot. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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