Making Rehabilitation a Priority in Jails

Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility and Mira Loma Jail Proposals

“While making unprecedented strides in safely diverting youth and adults from the justice system, Los Angeles County remains committed to ensuring those already in custody receive more humane treatment. There is urgency in replacing outdated jails, but we must be confident that any plan to do so prioritizes rehabilitation, healing, and family connections.This is particularly important for the growing number of incarcerated women, many of whom have histories of trauma.”