Million Dollar Hoods

Los Angeles operates the largest jail system on earth
Kelly Lytle Hernandez
Yoh Kawano
Albert Kochaphum

At a cost quickly approaching $1 billion annually, more than 17,000 people are incarcerated every night in county jails and city lockups. But not every neighborhood within Los Angeles is equally impacted by L.A.’s massive jail system. Enter the “Million Dollar Hoods” Map Room to learn how L.A.’s nearly billion-dollar jail budget is largely committed to incarcerating many people from just a few neighborhoods.


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