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L.A. County Releases 1,700 Inmates to Lessen Jail Population Due to COVID-19

Approximately 1,700 inmates have been released from Los Angeles County jails to lessen the inmate population during the coronavirus crisis, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday. The releases lower the county’s jail population by about 10%, according to Villanueva. Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced Tuesday additional pre-trial inmates are set to be released. A court […]