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Mens Central Jail

Deciding To Demolish This Jail Was The Easy Part

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Members of the county Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reluctantly conceded Tuesday that the dilapidated Men's Central Jail would have to be de...

JAIL FIGHT: 78 Inmates In Racially-Charged Brawl

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say seven inmates were taken to the hospital after being injured in a racially-charged brawl at a downtown Los Angeles jail...

'We Could Call For His Resignation Daily'

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Jail commanders condoning the beating of inmates. Evidence withheld from inmates accused of attacking guards. A photo of a woman wearin...

Playing a Shell Game With the Truth: The District Attorney's Evidence Policies

Marisol Orihuela | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Marisol Orihuela

L.A. County must keep its system fair for all defendants. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Sheriff's Department and L.A. District attorney, seeking to halt policies that could be suppressing exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.

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...

Suit Accuses Jailhouse Deputies Of 'Gang-Banger' Behavior

latimes.com | Sandy Banks | Posted 07.10.2011 | Los Angeles

It has the hallmarks of a police brutality claim: Allegations of violence and excessive force, blamed on poor training and discipline. But this law...

ACLU Alleges 'Medieval Abuse' In LA Jail

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles fosters a "culture of violence and fear" that allows guards to routinely deliver brutal beatings to pri...