Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail
Sheriff Lee Baca is considering closing part of Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. The move comes in the face of a federal investigation into alleged deputy brutality in L.A. county jails.
Baca now proposes moving about 1,800 inmates to another jail, possibly a Lynwood facility currently used for women. In the past, Baca had said he would only close Men's Central if he got additional funds to build a new facility.
Robert Fatruechi, reporter for the LA Times. Read his article on the proposal here.