County to build mental health center Downtown—not a new jail

County will tear down men’s jail, replace it with mental health treatment center

County supervisors voted today to award a $2.2 billion design contract to replace Men’s Central Jail in Downtown LA -not with a new jail as planned, but with a mental health treatment center. It was a last-minute change-up; plans to build a new jail date back at least three years.

 

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