Fact: The L.A. County jail system is this country’s largest de facto mental institution.
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HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Governor Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. 702 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — A malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the top level of a two-tier observation unit where a city official told The Associated Press a mentally ill, homeless veteran inmate “basically baked to death” in a cell that was at least 100 degrees last month, the head of New York City’s jails system told lawmakers Thursday. 818 more words