L.A. Supervisors Work To Address Inmates With Mental Illnesses, Other Medical Problems
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to launch a study to determine how the county can keep offenders with mental illnesses out of the jail system. In addition, the supervisors approved a $2 billion plan that includes replacing the county's Men's Central Jail with a facility for inmates with mental health issues, substance use disorders or other medical problems.
- "L.A. County Supervisors Vote To Move Forward on $2 Billion Jail Plan" (Sewell, Los Angeles Times, 5/6).