Crime, Government

Los Angeles Floats Massive Release of Inmates

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is floating a “decarceration” policy that would drastically reduce the number of people in jails, releasing many current inmates.

The agenda item , added to Tuesday’s meeting, is titled “Los Angeles County to Take Actionable Next Steps to Depopulate and Decarcerate the Los Angeles County Jails: Granting Local Authority, Advocating for Court and State Support, and Legislative Changes.”

The proposal, to be discussed during the meeting, would “declare the State of mental health services and overcrowding in the Los Angeles County jails a humanitarian crisis, requiring the County to move with all deliberate speed on meaningful solutions; and prioritize decreasing the number of individuals entering the Los Angeles County Jails” through a number of measures. Read more…

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