Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Leads Campaign To Shut Down ‘Death Trap’ Jails In Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Leads Campaign To Shut Down ‘Death Trap’ Jails In Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter co-founder and Reform L.A. Jails chairperson Patrisse Khan-Cullors is fighting to protect incarcerated individuals in Los Angeles and the rights of people suffering from mental health issues. Recently, Los Angeles County announced a partnership with McCarthy Building Companies, a prison-building contractor, to replace a men’s jail with a new mental health hospital for inmates. While this idea may appear to be a progressive move on paper, in reality, the contract with McCarthy could actually pose a greater threat to both the incarcerated and mentally ill population.