How the California #PoliceState brutalizes women

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According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the Lynwood jail has held women inmates since 1997. The building, however, can barely hold up itself. The plumbing is rotted. Toilets back up inside cells with frequency. Elevators stall and break down regularly.

It’s also unequipped to accommodate the growing list of drug treatment, rehabilitation, re-entry, and “gender specific” programs county officials and criminal justice reformers want to see funded and expanded.

The inmate population has also changed over the last two decades, a result of many factors: more inmates with mental health needs, older women — some in their 80s- in need of health care, and California’s prison realignment policies shifting women with criminal records to the jails, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

It’s a gulag for women, and it’s how the California Police State brutalizes women.

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