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.
ACLU urges faster action to prevent contempt of court. Beds crucial for closing Men's Central Jail and addressing mental health needs.
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.
Phone calls are critical for inmates to keep up with their family. But depending on where someone is incarcerated, the costs vary significantly.
Personal experiences drive efforts amid the state of California's juvenile justice system changes.
A conversation with Katherine Lucero, the first director of California's Office of Youth and Community Restoration.
The closures of California's youth prison system had been in the works since Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020 announced the shutdown, which would trim costs from juvenile justice budgets.
This is the first in a multi-part series about racial and economic disparities in LA County’s child welfare system, and the impact family surveillance and separation has on kids and their parents.
Civil rights advocates and experts have long argued that these technologies reinforce structural racism and target poor and low-income communities.