Gina Silva

News Reporter/ Photographer
     
Gassing
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: Mexican American
Biography: Everyone has a story to tell and I've always been interested in hearing it. It's the reason why I became a journalist and why I love photography. My job allows me to meet people from all walks of life. I get to share with viewers the good... MORE
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Gassing
Copyright Gina Silva 2022
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Aug 2018
Topics Black and White, Photography, Photojournalism, Prison, Reporting

Unsuspecting LA County Deputies are being attacked in a vile and disgusting manner referred to as “gassing”.  That’s when inmates toss urine, feces and even semen at deputies as they walk down the halls. Since the cells have open bars, deputies are easy targets. They can't see the inmates until they are right in front of them. Deputies say the jail facility is antiquated with a linear configuration and needs to be replaced.  The Sheriff's department hopes the LA County Men's Central Jail will be replaced with a new consolidated treatment facility.

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