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New ACLU allegations against L.A. County jails

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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ACLU details eyewitness accounts of brutal beatings as part of a recent report on the county's jail system. Getty Images

Allegations out Wednesday morning from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) say that a savage gang controls the LA County Jail. That gang is made up of Sherriff's deputies. The ACLU says it's not just a few rogue officers, but a culture of deputy-on-inmate violence.

Guests:

Margaret Winter, Associate Director for the ACLU's Prison Project

Michael Gennaco, President of the Office of Independent Review, a county civilian oversight group that reviews officer misconduct cases

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