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  • L.A. Now Live: Sex offenders, violent inmates released early

    L.A. Now Live: Sex offenders, violent inmates released early
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Jack Leonard about inmates being released early from Los Angeles County jail. More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences because of...
  • Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action

    Compton's rise in homicides prompts officials to take action
    Compton city officials have announced efforts to combat a recent surge in gang-related homicides. This year, the city has had 22 slayings, all of which have been classified as gang-related by authorities, according to figures provided by the Los Angeles...
  • Jail inmates involved in violence, sex crimes are freed early

    More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences, a Times investigation has found.  The releases are benefiting even inmates sentenced to jail for violence and sex crimes, with those offenders...
  • A fix for jail overcrowding

    A fix for jail overcrowding
    With some county jail inmates serving only a fraction of their sentences due to overcrowding, as The Times reported Sunday, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has called on Sheriff Lee Baca to provide ideas on how to increase the portion of their terms that...
  • For Sheriff Baca, another inquiry into the jails. Will voters care?

    For Sheriff Baca, another inquiry into the jails. Will voters care?
    For nearly two years, the Department of Justice has been conducting a criminal probe into allegations of abuse and violence in the Los Angeles County jails. On Thursday, the Justice Department informed Sheriff Lee Baca and the county that it is...
  • L.A. County's new/old jail problem

    L.A. County's new/old jail problem
    In 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice in which he undertook to implement sweeping reforms to improve the care of mentally ill inmates held in the nation's largest jail system. A decade...
  • Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law

    Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law
    SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape. He also approved a...
  • Judge rejects bid to stop Times report on L.A. sheriff's deputies

    Judge rejects bid to stop Times report on L.A. sheriff's deputies
    A union representing Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies on Tuesday unsuccessfully sought a court order to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information from officers’ background screenings. The union, the Assn. for Los...
  • Supervisors propose oversight commission for Sheriff's Department

    Supervisors propose oversight commission for Sheriff's Department
    Two Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to create an oversight commission to provide more outside scrutiny of the Sheriff’s Department.  According to their motion, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina want to create the new...
  • Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants stir debate

    Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants stir debate
    California’s move to allow more than a million immigrants who are in this country illegally to receive driver's licenses marks a significant but controversial advance in the long campaign to decriminalize their day-to-day lives. The new bill comes...
  • California's immigrant driver's license bill is driving debate

    California's immigrant driver's license bill is driving debate
    California's move to allow more than a million immigrants to receive driver's licenses marks a significant advance in the long campaign to decriminalize the day-to-day lives of those in this country illegally. The plan was the most prominent of...