Afraid of Jail? Buy an Upgrade

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Left, inmates crowd a dorm room inside the Los Angeles County Jail in 2014; right, Sgt. Steve Bowles of the Seal Beach Detention Center in Seal Beach, Calif., gives a tour of a jail dorm where pay-to-stay participants can watch television. 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.

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