Lawyers Challenging New Federal Mental Health Reforms for Los Angeles County Jail Inmates Go To Court
On Monday, civil rights lawyers seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County over the care of inmates with mental illnesses appeared at their first hearing. The federal lawsuit came to an end in August after an agreement was reached to provide better treatment. However, civil rights lawyers say the new federal reforms fail to help individuals with mental illnesses get the care they need as they are released from county jails.
- "Lawsuit Seeks More Help for Mentally Ill Jail Inmates" (Stoltze, "KPCC News," KPCC, 11/23).