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The Appeal Political Report | Expansion of US Jails System Must End

Expansion of Largest Jails System in the US Must End

January 23, 2019. The Appeal Political Report. Los Angeles County is home to the country’s largest jail system, with roughly 17,000 people held behind bars. These incarcerated communities are often subjected to abhorrent conditions, and many are pre-trial, meaning they are still innocent. Patrisse Cullors teams up with Lex Steppling in this article that explores the conditions inmates experience in the LA jail system and what needs to happen to end this decades-long legacy of brutality.