Published On: Mon, Jun 21st, 2021
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Grand Jury Finds Security Flaws in Orange County Jails 

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The Orange County Grand Jury (OCGJ) has released a 34-page report highlighting various security flaws in the California county’s jails, including escape risks for inmates and trafficking of contraband. The Theo Lacy Facility, in the city of Orange, was identified in the report for needing a security wall between the jail facility and a nearby vacant animal shelter. “The lack of a block wall at this site presents a major security risk,” the report, released June 14, said. In a statement sent to The Epoch Times, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) spokeswoman Carrie Braun said she disagreed with the findings. “The fence separating the Theo Lacy Facility from the vacant animal shelter is a double fence (essentially two layers of fencing) with razor wire atop both fences,” Braun said. “The area adjacent to the fence is a restricted area, utilized only by lower-security inmates who are monitored and do not pose a significant escape risk. We are constantly …

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