Jail Closure Team Named; First Recommendations Due in 60 Days

2021-09-16T17:32:27-07:00September 16th, 2021|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles, CA - Today Los Angeles County got one major step closer to fulfilling the Board of Supervisors’ mandate to close Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), the most outdated and decrepit facility in the County’s jail system. The County named the leaders of the Jail Closure Implementation Team (JCIT) who will develop a plan to [...]

Putting Jails Last: Los Angeles County Approves Motion to Create a Jail Closure Implementation Team to Effectively Close and Demolish Men’s Central Jail

2021-06-22T14:35:48-07:00June 22nd, 2021|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to initiate the creation of a Jail Closure Implementation Team (JCIT) to actualize the full closure and demolishment of Men’s Central Jail (MCJ). “Through the [...]

Chair Solis & Supervisor Kuehl Outline Anticipated Next Steps For LA County’s Care First, Jail Last Approach

2021-03-30T13:38:05-07:00March 30th, 2021|Community, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES – Today, LA County’s report exploring how the County might close Men’s Central Jail was released. The report, developed by a workgroup led by the County’s Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) and the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) in partnership with community and County stakeholders, indicates that building out the community-based system of [...]

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