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LA County still has work to do to provide adequate care to mentally ill inmates

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| A federal monitor says L.A. County still faces "significant challenges" in providing adequate care to its more than 5,000 mentally ill jail inmates.

LA Sheriff says he's on track to more than double the number of new recruits

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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the department is on track to more than double the number of new recruits this year.

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Some on oversight panel question impact of LA sheriff's plan to kick ICE out of the jails

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Some members of the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission are calling Sheriff Alex Villanueva's policy of kicking ICE out of the jails nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

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LA supes vote to replace Men's Central Jail with psychiatric hospital

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to tear down the dilapidated Men's Central Jail - but the board abandoned a plan to replace it with a jail for people with mental health problems. Instead, the board voted to use the $2 billion budgeted for the project to build a psychiatric hospital, winning mixed reviews from advocates for the mentally ill.

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Former Sheriff Baca one step closer to prison

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Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is one step closer to going to prison after a three-judge appeals panel rejected his appeal of his conviction on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.

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LA supes to take up issue of what to do with Men's Central Jail

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday takes up one of the most pressing questions in the criminal justice system: What to do with the more than five-thousand mentally ill inmates in jail.

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Oversight Commission presses Villanueva on deputy rehires

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This story aired on Jan. 22, 2019.

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Supreme Court Dances Around The F-Word With Real Potential Financial Consequences

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Is a clothing line called "FUCT" entitled to get trademark protection? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said no. Now the Supreme Court must decide.

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Villanueva to kick ICE out of the jails, but transfers to ICE will continue

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This story aired on Jan. 30, 2019.

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