Why LA dropped a $1.7 billion plan to redesign the county jail

Prison fence. Credit: Pixabay.

Overcrowding and insufficient staffing plagues the L.A. County Jail, which is one of the most notorious in the nation for squalid conditions. There was a $1.7 billion plan to rebuild it, but on Tuesday, the County Supervisors said  the plan was not good enough.

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Guest:
Matt Stiles - California Correspondent for the LA Times

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Adriana Cargill