Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rookie Deputies Should Serve Time As Inmates

Regarding this story about violence at the Men's Central jail in Los Angeles...a writer shares an idea with the L.A. Times.

Clashes between dangerous inmates and deputies on the 3000 floor of Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, where the most hardened inmates are incarcerated, highlight the worst abuse incidents at the country's largest jail system. While the FBI, Sheriff Lee Baca and commissions study inmate abuse and deputy misconduct, consideration might be given to the following:

Rookies should serve a predetermined time as inmates before starting an assignment at the jail. Their identities would not yet be known and, thus, they would be treated no different than other inmates. The outcome might very well be fewer incidents of inmate abuse and deputy misconduct.

Dan Anzel

Los Angeles

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