LASD settles lawsuit to make jails more accessible for disabled

Under the settlement, the sheriff's department will buy and maintain hundreds of new wheelchairs and provide physical therapy on site for disabled inmates


By Sid Garcia
ABC News

LOS ANGELES — After a seven-year legal battle, a landmark settlement will make Los Angeles County jails more accessible for inmates with disabilities.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department settled a lawsuit Monday to make jails compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Under the settlement, the sheriff's department will buy and maintain hundreds of new wheelchairs and provide physical therapy on site for disabled inmates.

Full story: LASD settles lawsuit to make jails more accessible for disabled

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