The LA County Board of Supervisors recently voted to close Men's Central Jail and replace it with permanent supportive housing at "Restorative Care Villages.” Supervisor Hilda L. Solis authored the two motions ushering the closure, promoting a “care first, jails last” approach.
Men’s Central Jail is more than 50 years old. LA plans to close it
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One of the biggest jail complexes in the world is located in downtown LA. Men’s Central Jail has enough space for more than 5,000 inmates.