LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has extended an agreement with the Amer-I-Can Foundation to continue disturbance mediation training classes to jail inmates.Funded by the Inmate Welfare Fund, the 12-month, $300,000 contract will be primarily targeted to male inmates housed at the Sheriff Department's North County Correctional facility in Castaic. Supervisors said its goal is to reduce racial and gang-motivated jail violence. On average, the Sheriff's Department houses 18,251 inmates on a daily basis, more than 3,800 of whom are housed in Castaic. Los Angeles County currently provides funding for educational classes, alcohol and drug prevention, life skill programs, and other services to help inmates who have completed their sentences to re-enter society.
********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17