L.A. County Considers Free Phone Calls From Jails and Juvenile Halls
Collect calls from all Los Angeles County jails and juvenile detention facilities would be free, and commissary items like deodorant and snacks would be reasonably priced, under a proposal being considered Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
California’s Juvenile Facility Guards Might Have to Turn in Their Pepper Spray Soon
California is one of only five states that allows guards at juvenile facilities free reign to carry chemical spray to restrain youth held there. A coalition of advocates and lawmakers in the state are working on a bilateral effort to bring an end to this long-standing practice.