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Saki Knafo

LA Jail System Not Expanding After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Prison reform advocates were appalled when Los Angeles County’s top elected officials last month agreed to lease an empty jail about two hours from ...

Saki Knafo

America's Biggest Jail System Just Got Bigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Two years ago, in an effort to ease overcrowding in California’s prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law that shifted the responsibility for many...

Two Measures With No Teeth Approved To Curb Jail Abuse

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County officials approved two measures Tuesday aimed at tackling alleged inmate abuse by sheriff's deputies in the country'...

LA Sheriff Under Fire After Report Slams Jails

AP | By THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Criminal justice, religious and civil rights leaders requested a broader federal investigation Thursday into allegations of abuse in Lo...