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UCLA faculty experts advisory: L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to retire

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Lee Baca, Los Angeles County sheriff since 1998, is expected to announce his retirement amid a federal investigation into abuse and misconduct by his department at Los Angeles County jails. UCLA has faculty with related expertise.
 
Michael A. Stoll, professor and chair of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and associate director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, is an authority on mass jail and prison incarceration and California's prison boom. He is the editor of "Do Prisons Make Us Safer? The Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom" (2009).
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Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
 
Jorja Leap, adjunct professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is an expert on the criminal and juvenile justice systems, incarceration, and prison culture who has served as an advisor to Los Angeles mayor's office on gangs.
Media contacts:
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | Alex.Boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
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