Skip to main content

News items related to Los Angeles County

CJCJ statement on LA jail indictments

Official statement by Executive Director Daniel Macallair on the Los Angeles County jail indictments. 

Realignment in Los Angeles County

A closer examination of LA county's unique realignment trends.

Report: LA among counties sending more to prison
Report: LA among counties sending more to prison KPCC Radio, August 17, 2012
LA County is sending drastically fewer people to prison post-realignment
LA County is sending drastically fewer people to prison post-realignment KPCC Radio, June 14, 2012
Should one County obstruct the juvenile justice reform efforts of the other 57 counties?
On February 10, 2011, CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair and UC Berkeley's Lecturer in Residence, Barry Krisberg were featured on KCRW's Which Way, L.A.? alongside Connie Rice, Co-Director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, to discuss how Governor Brown's proposal to eliminate the DJF will effect Los Angeles County's juvenile justice practices. Ms. Rice described the current L.A. County juvenile justice system as "disastrous." …
More Abuse in Youth Prisons
In the two most recent blogs, Dan Macallair called attention to the continued abuse being reported by the news media.  He first noted reports dating back to the 19 th century in the San Francisco Industrial School, noting that this was an institution created in an era that began with the New York House of Refuge, which was abusive in the extreme and eventually had to be closed.   Then he jumped on the proverbial "time machine" and took us to present-day Texas and California -- same story, more…
Abuse in the LA County Juvenile Justice System
In my previous blog I wrote about the endemic nature of abuse in juvenile institutions. No sooner had I written that blog than the following article appeared in the Los Angeles Times regarding the beating and molestation of youths under the custody of the Los Angeles Probation Department. The article's authors highlighted incidents where staff were actually prosecuted for particularly egregious criminal acts including sexual exploitation and beatings of youth in their custody. In one instance a…
A Kiddie Epidemic? Hardly.
A Kiddie Epidemic? Hardly. Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2006
Los Angeles County Youth Crime Trends
Los Angeles County Youth Crime Trends
The Color of Justice
The Color of Justice
Racial Disparities in The Charging of Los Angeles County's Third "Strike" Cases

In 1994, African-Americans were 17 times more likely to be subject to California's three strikes law, according to LA Public Defender data.

California Stentencing Institute screenshot

California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

Connect with us

      YouTube

Contribute to CJCJ

Make a difference to youth and adults trying to get their lives back on track.

Join our mailing list

Get regular updates and news delivered to your inbox. We won’t share your information with anyone else.