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.