Mental Health Treatment Center

We’re tearing down Men’s Central Jail. It’s dangerous, it’s decrepit, and it’s wholly inconsistent with our values and sense of human decency.

In its place, we’re building a Mental Health Treatment Center which will be staffed by doctors and nurses from the Department of Mental Health. I am confident that this paradigm shift from a “jail-first model” to a “care-first model” will lead to more effective and compassionate care, lower rates of recidivism, and improved public safety.

I am proud that LA County is once again on the leading edge of criminal justice reform. Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard throughout this entire process.


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  • Fitzwilliam Anderson
    published this page 2019-02-26 14:55:38 -0800