Markin learned about Wurtzel’s upgraded jail stay only recently, from a reporter. But what started out as an antidote to overcrowding has evolved into a two-tiered justice system that allows people convicted of serious crimes to buy their way into safer and more comfortable jail stays.
An analysis by the Marshall Project and the Los Angeles Times of the more than 3,500 people who served time in Southern California’s pay-to-stay programs from 2011 through 2015 found more than 160 participants who had been convicted of serious crimes including assault, robbery, domestic violence, battery, sexual assault, sexual abuse of children and possession of child pornography.
West Hollywood has a Subtropical-semi-arid climate with year-round warm weather.
The record high temperature of 111 °F was recorded September 26, 1963, while the record low of 24 °F was recorded on January 4, 1949.
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Dice games and slot machines are forbidden by state law.He did his time in Seal Beach’s small city jail, with amenities that included flat-screen TVs, a computer room and new beds.He served six months, at a cost of ,250, according to jail records. In what is commonly called “pay-to-stay” or “private jail,” a constellation of small city jails — at least 26 of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties — open their doors to defendants who can afford the option.Residential neighborhoods in West Hollywood include the Norma Triangle, West Hollywood North, West Hollywood West, West Hollywood East, and West Hollywood Heights, all of which are only a few blocks long or wide.
Major intersecting streets typically provide amenities within walking distance of adjacent neighborhoods.West Hollywood benefits from a very dense, compact urban form with small lots, mixed land use, and a walkable street grid.