Evaluation of the Current and Future Los Angeles County Jail Population

Document Date: April 10, 2012
Affiliate: ACLU of Southern California

This report is designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the Los Angles County jail population in terms of its attributes, current and future population trends. More importantly, it provides a plan that will allow the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to safely manage its jail population within its current jail facility capacity by implementing evidence-based policies that have been adopted in other jurisdictions. The plan has been reviewed by Sheriff Baca and he agrees with the plan’s recommendations that will allow him to close the antiquated Central Jail facility and still safely manage the growing number of AB 109 inmates and thus avoid costly jail construction.

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