With few other options available to local law enforcement and judges, county jails
are seeing marked increases in the numbers of people with mental illness, many charged with nonviolent or misdemeanor offenses.
But of the 501 inmate deaths that have occurred in county jails
since 2009, nearly a third of them - 140 - were by suicide.
The new policy will take effect at the end of the year and will apply to all inmates sentenced to county jail
A consent agreement was entered, calling for improvements in conditions of county jails
He will also tell me who his customers are--"mostly county jails
," but also state prison systems, the U.
We are extremely proud of the tremendous business opportunity that we have developed to benefit both county jails
and health care professionals," concluded Reasons.
A $257-million plan approved Tuesday to reduce overcrowding in Los Angeles County jails
could add about 1,000 inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center.
But, under Arpaio's charge, the Maricopa County Jails
have come under some harsh criticism.
Without enough beds in county jails
, the department has released inmates early, with many serving less than 10 percent of their sentences.
From small county jails
to maximum-security state penitentiaries, inmates are being forced to pay room and board while they're locked away.
AMONG his other requests, including a tax hike to fund anti-gang efforts, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca is also asking for $300 million to fix the county jails
Hoping to relieve the tensions that sparked two weeks of deadly riots in Los Angeles County jails
, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to terminate a $27 million contract to house about 1,200 parolees from the state prison system.