Supervisors to Consider New Jail Plan

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There's a broad consensus that LA County's antiquated Men's Central Jail needs to be torn down, but there's dispute about what should replace it and who should be housed there. Currently, the Sheriff's Department holds 3000 mentally ill inmates in what's become the biggest mental institution in the US. Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors is expected to take up several options, laid out by the Vanir construction company, all of which provide beds for 3000 mentally ill prisoners. One would cost more than $2 billion.




Warren Olney