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Wesson seeks to ban private prisons within city

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson started an effort June 29 to prohibit private prisons from being constructed and operating within the city. Wesson’s proposal would zone the city in such a way that it would effectively ban private detention centers. “Profiting off of locking people up will not fly in Read More…

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Supervisors delay budget action on downtown jail

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted June 24 to pull back some funding for a widely criticized downtown mental health jail, but stopped short of canceling work related to the project. During a meeting to finalize the 2019-20 county budget, Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai made a last-minute recommendation to allocate just Read More…

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Supervisors reconsider plans for new jails

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 12 to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled Read More…