Crime & Justice

LA Supes vote to move ahead with new jail for mentally ill inmates


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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move ahead with a $2.2 billion plan to demolish Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A. and replace it with a 3,800-bed facility that will specialize in treating inmates with mental health problems. Opponents say the money should be spent on more mental health facilities, not jails.