ACLU Calls for the Closure of the Men's Central Jail

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has long called the Men’s Central Jail the biggest mental institution in the United States. Today, the American Civil Liberties released a report by psychiatrist Terry Kupers.  It paints a picture of nightmarish conditions, where thousands of mentally ill prisoners are abused instead of receiving treatment. The ACLU says it should be shut down.

Credits

Guests:
Melinda Bird - Senior Counsel, ACLU of Southern California, Steve Whitmore - Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - @sheriffspio

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody