Los Angeles, CA — LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn today appointed Ray Regalado to serve on the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections, the 10-member body charged with inspecting the County’s jails and correctional facilities.
“As LA County continues to grapple with conditions in our jails, we need individuals like Ray Regalado to be our eyes and ears in these facilities,” said Supervisor Hahn. “Ray’s decades of experience will be beneficial to the Sybil Brand Commission’s work, and I am grateful that he stepped up to serve the County once again.”
Mr. Regalado recently retired from the LA County Committee on Human Relations, where he spent 21 years managing the dispute resolution programs at County-contracted agencies providing mediation services, community-based conflict resolution, and day-of-hearing conflict mediations as alternatives to more formal court proceedings. Prior to that, Mr. Regalado worked in hate crime victim support and assisted in the compilation of data for the annual LA County hate crime report. He also coordinated the activities of the Gang Reduction and Community Engagement project to address youth gang violence in the Harbor Gateway community.
The Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections was founded in 1959 by Sybil Brand to improve the overcrowded conditions of facilities housing incarcerated women, men, and juveniles. It consists of ten Commissioners appointed by the Board of Supervisors (two for each Supervisorial District). Commissioners conduct inspections of County jails at least once a year.