Proposed budget would add staffing, cameras to LA jails

Budget also includes $36.5 million to implement recommendations by a commission that studied violence in the county’s jails


By C1 Staff

LOS ANGELES — A new budget proposed Monday would pump money into major problem areas, including jails.

According to the LA Times, the money would go toward staffing the newly created Sheriff’s Department inspector general and would include a 6 percent salary increase over three years for all employees.

The budget also includes $36.5 million to implement recommendations by a commission that studied violence in the county’s jails, and placing more cameras inside the jails to monitor the conduct of inmates and jailers.

The county Board of Supervisors will consider the initial budget proposal Tuesday, and will hold hearings in May before adopting a final spending plan in June.

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