Sheriff Lee Baca Installs a Reformer

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgWith the FBI investigating widespread brutality in LA County jails, Sheriff Lee Baca has appointed an outsider to reform the system, the nation's largest. We ask Terri McDonald how she can change a culture notorious for sanctioning the violent treatment of inmates by guards. Can she put an end to abusive treatment -- when it's reinforced by a code of silence? Also, housing markets in Southern California are on the rebound, in places hit hard by the sub-prime mortgage crisis and in affluent areas as well. We hear what it means for home owners and renters. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is President Obama raising hopes for Middle East peace?

Banner image: Sheriff Lee Baca (L) introduces Terri McDonald, new Assistant Sheriff of Custody Division (C) and Chief Ted Sexton (R) on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Sheriff’s Headquarters

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Warren Olney