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Archives - April 2012

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LOS ANGELES SHERIFF BACA DECIDES TO CLOSE MEN’S JAIL PENDING FBI INVESTIGATION INTO BRUTALITY

By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times April 10, 2012, 7:11 p.m. Facing an FBI investigation into brutality in his jails, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca publicly committed Tuesday to shuttering much of his most problematic lockup, Men’s Central Jail, barring some unexpected hike in violent crime. In the past, Baca has tied the idea …

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CIVIL RIGHTS: NY PRISON “LOSES” VIDEO OF PRISONER’S BEATING

When Kadeem John, an 18-year-old inmate at Rikers Island, was beaten severely by another prisoner in 2010, the attack was captured by a digital surveillance camera, correction officials have said. But when Mr. John’s lawyers sued New York City and sought to review evidence in the case, they were unable to view the recording, they …

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