Bail Bonds Help – LA County Jails are Full
After a COVID-19 related push to drop Los Angeles County’s jail population to prevent the spread of the virus, the amount of prisoners has grown according to a reports from 2020 to 2022.
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The countywide jail population has grown and some inmates do not understand the option of using a bail bondsman. That uptick was attributed in part to restrictions on transfers during the coronavirus pandemic that have put thousands of individuals in limbo awaiting relocation to state prisons or state hospitals.
In 2020, a transfer of 121 inmates from a state prison in Chino is thought to have been responsible for an outbreak at San Quentin that infected more than 2,200 inmates in the Bay Area lockup and killed more than two dozen inmates and employees.
The total puts the county back over the system’s state-rated capacity of 12,404, according to a working group tasked with figuring out how the county might close the downtown Men’s Central Jail.
Bookings have also increased, as the Men’s Central Jail numbers jumped up. Crimes that dropped sharply during the early months of the pandemic, including violent crimes, have increased as some public restrictions have been lifted, according to both the Los Angeles Police Department and county Sheriff’s Department.
Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail holds about one third of the county’s jail inmates and is located close to the downtown criminal courthouse. The working group is tasked with determining how it could relocate thousands of inmates from that facility without creating overcrowding elsewhere.