ACLU urges action on jail conditions

ACLU urges action on jail conditions

There are 8 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from May 1, 2007, titled ACLU urges action on jail conditions. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

“Deputies did nothing to intervene or help him; they just let it escalate”

The ACLU of Southern California asked a federal judge Tuesday to hold the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in contempt for failing to adhere to a court order to improve conditions at a jail where some prisoners spend days in overcrowded rooms without blankets or regular meals.

The request comes five months after U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson ordered the department to hold inmates no longer than 24 hours at the Inmate Reception Center, the downtown hub through which they are processed into the nation's largest local jail system. Read more

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#1 May 31, 2007
Typcial ACLU.
Force the inmates out on the streets after a day regardless of having a chance to process them.

Who cares if they were arrested for violent crimes?
Kryxen

Kapolei, HI

#2 Jun 6, 2007
Pretty damn sad that we can't process people ACCUSSED of a crime. It's bad enough that we incarcerate more of our population than any other 1st world country, but now we treat them like animals prior to them even being heard in court. American citizens deserve better. Please don't start some racist rant that they're probably illegal aliens - you have no idea, and even one American mistreated is one too many.

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#3 Jun 7, 2007
Legalize marijuana and stop lowering the legal limit for alcohol and jails will have plenty of room for real criminals.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Bell, CA

#4 Jun 7, 2007
llDayo wrote:
Legalize marijuana and stop lowering the legal limit for alcohol and jails will have plenty of room for real criminals.
Brilliant.
Ruin more young minds with pot and allow them to become legal drunks at a younger age.

That will surely help our legal system.

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#5 Jun 8, 2007
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant.
Ruin more young minds with pot and allow them to become legal drunks at a younger age.
That will surely help our legal system.
Actually, I was referring to the lowering of the legal alcohol content one can have in the their system. It's become ridiculously low over the past several years. Also, legalisation of pot in other countries hasn't shown a decline of the youth minds. It would bring in more tax money and help lower crime.

Since: Apr 07

Lansdale, PA

#6 Jun 8, 2007
What part of "court order" dont you understand, Roy?

Since: Apr 07

Lansdale, PA

#7 Jun 8, 2007
The legal system is flawed anyway.
Legalizing marijuana is the best response. War on drugs is a failure.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Decatur, GA

#8 Jun 9, 2007
phillyeric666 wrote:
The legal system is flawed anyway.
Legalizing marijuana is the best response. War on drugs is a failure.
Yep. Falls right in line with ACLU principles.

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