L.A. County supports program where incarcerated peer caregivers aid mentally ill inmates. Board aims to triple FIP step-down units by 2025, but compensation and post-release employment concerns arise. Advocates stress urgency due to complex mental health needs.
L.A. County Supervisors unanimously approve 16-bed Acute Intervention Module (AIM) for mentally ill inmates, addressing concerns over jail conditions and aiming to meet federal settlement agreement.
While my colleague and I were reporting on conditions in the L.A. County jail system, I read a report from a court-appointed monitor, which gave me pause.
ACLU urges faster action to prevent contempt of court. Beds crucial for closing Men's Central Jail and addressing mental health needs.
Coroners' records reviewed by LAist show a jump in suicides inside L.A. County’s downtown jail complex in 2021.