Los Angeles, CA — Former County Sheriffs Sherman Block, Leroy Baca and Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona all blamed the Federal Government for creating the serious problems in their overcrowded L.A. County jails. Baca told Full Disclosure “the Feds wanted us to do their work for them” without paying the cost. He said “It is a political issue with the Federal Government and local government”. Baca told the Full Disclosure Network “the Feds should focus on the criminals; as it would require investing billions of dollars in their own agents to stop criminal aliens from re-entering the nation once they have been deported”.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SILENCE CRITICS?
Sheriff Baca is currently serving a three year term in La Tuna Texas Federal Correctional Facility, Sheriff Carona was recently released after serving a five year term in the Englewood Colorado Federal Correctional facility and Sheriff Shernan Block passed away in 1998 while still in office, having been appointed then elected in 1982. He was succeeded by Sheriff Baca.
HISTORIC PRESSURE ON JAIL SYSTEM
During this February 7, 2006, Sheriff Baca noted that “70 percent of criminal illegal aliens who are incarcerated in L A County jails have been deported four and five times, only to return again illegally.” Sheriff Mike Carona suggested that undocumented criminals should be transferred out of the local jails to the Federal system to deal with the immigration issues while Sheriff Baca was under fire for segregating African-American and Hispanic inmates to quell the unrest. In a historical video clip, the late Sheriff Sherman Block describes how he segregated prisoners due to overcrowding and dangerous conditions in the county jails.
FEATURED JAIL RIOTS ON VIDEO
Also featured in this video is exclusive footage at L.A. County’s Pitchess Detention Center in an earlier violence outbreak in 1996. This six-minute video actually shows the racial unrest caused by massive overcrowding in Southern California jails. Inmates are shown fighting fiercely, throwing mattresses, chairs, bed frames and anything they can get their hands on to use as a weapon.
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