Los Angeles County Justice Organizations Coordinating Stipulated Agreements to Release Eligible Inmates in L.A. County Jail System During COVID-19 Health Crisis!

Justice partners in Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s office, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, have collaborated to identify and agree on the release of eligible individuals currently being housed in the Los Angeles County jail system.

According to Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile, since March 24, 2020, 700 adults have been released from the Los Angeles County jail system. Supervising Criminal Judge Sam Ohta continues to review and rule on Orders to modify sentences to permit early release of inmates in county jail who are within 60 days of release and to release qualifying pre-trial defendants on their own recognizance.

According to Presiding Judge Brazile, these stipulations are meant to promote public safety, social distancing in the jail and court systems, and to take proactive steps to protect individuals from contracting COVID-19 in the nation’s largest criminal justice system.

For more information, visit: http://www.lacourt.org/newsmedia/uploads/142020413125150NR_Release_Orders_04_13_20.pdf.  


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