Los Angeles Agrees to Overhaul Jails to Care for Mentally Ill and Curb Abuse

LOS ANGELES — After disclosures of routine prisoner abuse by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department — where jailers were found to break prisoners’ bones and sexually humiliate them — a settlement was announced Wednesday with the Justice Department in which the county will submit to sweeping reforms of its jail system, with the goals of improving the care of mentally ill inmates and curtailing abuse by deputies.

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Los Angeles Agrees to Overhaul Jails to Care for Mentally Ill and Curb Abuse

LOS ANGELES — After disclosures of routine prisoner abuse by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department — where jailers were found to break prisoners’ bones and sexually humiliate them — a settlement was announced Wednesday with the Justice Department in which the county will submit to sweeping reforms of its jail system, with the goals of improving the care of mentally ill inmates and curtailing abuse by deputies.

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