Expert Report Provides Clear Road Map For Closure of Los Angeles’ Violence-Ridden Men’s Central Jail

Alternatives to Incarceration Would Combat Violence and Overcrowding and Allow Shut-Down of Dangerous and Costly Downtown Jail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org LOS ANGELES – The central downtown facility in the Los Angeles County jail system, the largest and most violence-plagued in the nation, can be shut down by the end of 2013, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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