New Vera report on overcrowding in Los Angeles County jails

Allon Yaroni Vera Alumni
Oct 26, 2011

The Los Angeles Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CJCCC) has just released a new report on overcrowding in Los Angeles County jails by Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the factors that contribute to chronic overcrowding in the county’s jails and provides recommendations for improvements.

Los Angeles County has the world’s largest jail system and is part of what may be the most complex criminal justice system in the United States. Making the county’s criminal justice system more fair and efficient is even more crucial in light of California’s realignment legislation. Although LA County is in many ways unique, Vera’s recommendations are relevant to many other jurisdictions throughout the country.