LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff Lee Baca plans to ask Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday to consider replacing the violence-plagued Men's Central Jail with a facility that could cost more than $900 million.
The Daily News of Los Angeles reports Baca will request that the county hire a contractor to prepare a design and an environmental impact review. Baca envisions a new jail that would house up to 3,500 inmates in two towers.
The aging Men's Central Jail has rows of jail cells that guards cannot monitor effectively. The jail also has been hampered by allegations of violence against inmates by deputies.
Most of the funding for a new jail could come from the county issuing long-term bonds. Baca believes the jail could be ready by fiscal year 2019-2020.
Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com
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