Who’s Going to Protect the Mentally Ill in County Jails?

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Los Angeles County is widely known for the biggest mental institution in the United States. But it’s not a hospital… it’s the County jail. Inmates are held in squalid conditions, neglected by the Department of Mental Health and often abused by Sheriff’s deputies. After monitoring the facility for 12 years, the federal Department of Justice is taking remedial action.

Credits

Guests:
Cindy Chang - Los Angeles Times - @cindychangLA, Mark Ridley-Thomas - LA County Board of Supervisors - @mridleythomas, Miriam Krinsky - Los Angeles Citizens Commission on Jail Violence

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Andrea Brody