Jails Project

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California is the court-ordered monitor of conditions of confinement and medical services within all Los Angeles County jail facilities.

Our Mission

We work to ensure that a basic standard of care is provided to prisoners through advocacy, public education, and litigation.

File a complaint

On behalf of an inmate regarding quality of life, jails services, or inmate abuse.

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Prisoners’ Rights

Meet the ACLU prisoners’ rights team and learn more about the ACLU’s advocacy on behalf of prisoners.

ACLU Reports

Read reports and other key documents about the LA County Jails crisis.

Spotlight: Inside the jails

View media coverage of the jails crisis, interviews with civilian witnesses of deputy-on-inmate abuse, and first-person accounts of abuse

Legal Advice

The ACLU does not handle criminal cases nor do we give legal advice on criminal cases.

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