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The Medicalization of the Los Angeles County Jail System, 1978–2015

Armando Lara-Millán

in Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197507896
eISBN:
9780197507933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507896.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents the historical transformation of the Los Angeles County jail system in order to explain why medicine has becomes a useful tool for jailers. Jails were successfully pressured ... More


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