Los Angeles County Reaches Deal with Feds on Jail Oversight

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Sheriff Jim McDonnell has agreed to federal court oversight of Los Angeles County jails. He’s promised sweeping reforms to reduce the use of excessive force by jailers and to protect prisoners with mental illness from being abused.

The ACLU of Southern California has long been involved in efforts to reform the jails in LA County. Staff Attorney Peter Eliasberg also joins us.

Credits

Guests:
Jim McDonnell - Los Angeles County Sheriff - @LACoSheriff, Peter Eliasberg - ACLU of Southern California - @ACLU_SoCal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Charlotte Duren, Benjamin Gottlieb