Crime & Justice

It's National Voter Registration Day, even in LA County jails

Rapper Common and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas help an inmate at LA County Men's Central Jail register to vote. Photo courtesy of Bryan Chan / Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Rapper Common and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas help an inmate at LA County Men's Central Jail register to vote. Photo courtesy of Bryan Chan / Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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County officials partnered with ACLU Tuesday to inform and register some of the roughly ten thousand people in county jails who are eligible to vote. That's nearly two-thirds of all county inmates.