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#TidBitTuesday The Los Angeles County jail system is one of the largest in the world incarcerating about 200,000 individuals each year.


#TidBitTuesday The Los Angeles County jail system is one of the largest in the world incarcerating about 200,000 individuals each year.

The Los Angeles County jail system is one of the largest in the world incarcerating about 200,000 individuals each year. With housing locations in Los Angeles metropolitan area (Century Regional Detention Facility, Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers) and Saugus (4 separate jails). These pretrial inmates are taken throughout the county to various courthouses. While in custody, inmates receive various services including medical needs, mental health, sewing classes, print shop, high School equivalency (GED), in some cases tattoo removal and many more. MCJ over the years has housed persons of notoriety such as Charles Manson, OJ Simpson, and Robert Downey Jr. Seventy percent of the Los Angeles County inmate population reports serious medical, mental illness or substance abuse disorders. In the plans to replace (MCJ) is a new Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility which will focus on treatment, rehabilitation, rather than incarceration.