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Better Jail Cell? For the Right Price, Yes!

In Southern California, some prisoners can pay for a nicer jail cell, even if they’re convicted of serious crimes.

 

In what is commonly called “pay-to-stay” or “private jail,” a constellation of small city jails — at least 26 of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties — open their doors to defendants who can afford the option. But what started out as an antidote to overcrowding has evolved into a two-tiered justice system that allows people convicted of serious crimes to buy their way into safer and more comfortable jail stays.

 

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Author: Malea Howard

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