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.
Who’s Going to Protect the Mentally Ill in County Jails?
Cindy Chang - Los Angeles Times - @cindychangLA, Mark Ridley-Thomas - LA County Supervisor representing District 2, which includes parts of Downtown, Koreatown, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills and Culver City - @mridleythomas, Miriam Krinsky - Los Angeles Citizens Commission on Jail Violence