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November 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 35-year-old inmate at Men's Central Jail was found dead Wednesday of apparent blunt-force trauma, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The unidentified victim was unresponsive when he was discovered in the downtown jail about 6 p.m., said Deputy Diane Hecht. It was unclear whether he was in a cell at the time. Paramedics declared him dead at the scene. Homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances of the death late Wednesday, Hecht said.
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July 25, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Jerome Pullum pleaded not guilty to a felony escape charge in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, hours after he described his life on the lam to detectives in rich detail, officials say. The man convicted of attempted murder said he spent most of his 16 days on the streets, panhandling for hamburgers, drinking alcohol and constantly trying to stay a step ahead of the law, Dets. Robert Barrios and Susan Higgins said Tuesday.
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June 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge who expressed disgust over conditions in the Men's Central Jail has ordered the creation of an expert panel to supervise reforms at the facility. The order released Monday by U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson gives the panel 60 days to develop a comprehensive plan including "immediate measures for improvement" for the nation's largest county jail. He called overcrowding there "not consistent with basic human values" after touring the jail in May.
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May 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal court judge spent three hours Wednesday inspecting conditions at the downtown Men's Central Jail, which some observers say is so antiquated and overcrowded that it's putting inmates at risk. U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson had been asked by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California to inspect the jail, at which the group alleges overcrowding contributed to a series of riots this year.
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June 7, 2005 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
A controversial program to train Los Angeles County jailers to check the immigration status of inmates, which stalled when federal officials balked at allowing immigration-rights advocates to sit in on the sessions, could restart within weeks, officials said Monday.
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February 27, 1998 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the possibility that beatings of accused child molesters allegedly encouraged by deputies working in the Men's Central Jail resulted in at least one homicide, sources and officials said Thursday. Sheriff's officials confirmed that the department is reviewing the circumstances of the beating death of Miguel Sanchez, 20, who was being held on sexual molestation charges in the downtown jail in July.
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May 4, 1995
A 27-year-old inmate found dead in his cell at Men's Central Jail near Downtown had been stabbed, an official said Wednesday. A deputy who was helping nursing personnel distribute medicine found the man "in his cell covered with a blanket as if he were asleep," about 7:30 last night, Deputy Benita Hinojos said.
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April 25, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A multibillion-dollar plan that calls for nearly doubling Los Angeles County's jail capacity to 43,230 beds over the next 20 years was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The plan was opposed by Asian and Latino residents who objected that it does nothing to relieve an overconcentration of detention facilities in their downtown and East Los Angeles neighborhoods.
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February 10, 2001 | KURT STREETER and LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The man arrested last week in the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old Bel-Air woman in the parking lot of a Redondo Beach shopping mall was found dead in his jail cell Friday morning in what authorities believe was a suicide. Joshua Daniel Lee, who suffered from mental illness, according to his family, was found hanging from a bedsheet in his one-man cell at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles, said Sheriff's Deputy David Cervantes.
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April 3, 2001
A convicted murderer who was sentenced to life in prison faces additional charges after a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was stabbed several times at the Men's Central Jail, officials said Monday. The deputy, who suffered minor injuries, opened a cell door and was stabbed by Rogelio Macias, 20, about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, said Deputy Darren Harris. The injured deputy, whose name was not released, was stabbed in the back, head, arms and stomach before he was able to subdue and handcuff Macias.
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