Crime & Justice

LA sheriff says, use a gun, no more early release from jail

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer (at podium) joined Sheriff Jim McDonnell (to the left of Feuer) for the news conference announcing the new guidelines for inmates convicted of gun-related crimes.
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer (at podium) joined Sheriff Jim McDonnell (to the left of Feuer) for the news conference announcing the new guidelines for inmates convicted of gun-related crimes.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon. McDonnell expressed frustration that many convicted of these crimes serve just a small fraction of their sentences because of overcrowding.