By Rina Palta
August 11, 2014

A new report by the Los Angeles-based activist group Dignity Power Now found that 43 percent of L.A. jail inmates diagnosed with serious mental illnesses are African American. That's higher than their percentage in both the general population (9.6 percent) and in the general jail population (about 30 percent).

Report: High percentage of LA inmates suffering with mental illness are black [KPCC]