Report 2020-102 Recommendation 2 Responses
Report 2020-102: Public Safety Realignment: Weak State and County Oversight Does Not Ensure That Funds Are Spent Effectively (Release Date: March 2021)
Recommendation #2 To: Los Angeles County
To comply with the State's jail capacity standards, Los Angeles should take steps to address overcrowding in its jails, while ensuring public safety.
60-Day Agency Response
Efforts to reduce LA County's jail population continue to be guided by LA County's "Care First, Jails Last" priorities. On May 18, 2021, the LA County Board of Supervisors (Board) issued a motion to publish the "Care First L.A.: Tracking Jail Decarceration" data dashboard developed by the Office of Diversion and Re-entry's Jail Population Review Council. On June 22, 2021, the Board approved the depopulation and closure of the Men's Central Jail, including establishing a Jail Closure Implementation Team that will be responsible for the closure, coordination of LA County departments, and stakeholder engagement.
- Completion Date: August 2021
- Response Date: August 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Although it will be an ongoing effort to comply with the State's jail capacity standards, Los Angeles has taken steps to address overcrowding in its jails, while ensuring public safety.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.