* "Los Angeles County got the best courts that money could buy". KNBC (October 16, 2008) * "Innocent people remain in prison" LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006) * Los Angeles County is "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud." FBI (2004) * “…judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit." Prof David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * “This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states… and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.” Prof Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine Law School (2000) * "Condado de Los Angeles tiene las mejores canchas que el dinero puede comprar".KNBC (16 de octubre de 2008) * "Las personas inocentes permanecen en prisión" LAPD Blue Ribbon Panel de Revisión Report (2006) * Condado de Los Angeles es "el epicentro de la epidemia de bienes raíces y el fraude de la hipoteca." FBI (2004) * "... Los jueces juzgado y condenado a un asombroso número de personas por crímenes que no cometieron." Prof. David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * "Esta es una conducta asociada con los dictadores más represivos y los estados de la policía ... y los jueces deben compartir la responsabilidad, cuando es condenado a personas inocentes." Prof. Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine, la Facultad de Derecho (2000)
Thousands of Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) remain locked up more than a decade after official, expert, and media report documented that they were falsely prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in the largest court corruption sandal in the history of the United States...
Blue Ribbon Review Panel report (2006):
10-10-01 Corruption of the California courts noticed by the United Nations
10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States
Sunday, May 30, 2010
10-05-30 Conditions in the Los Angeles County Jails - Large-Scale Human Rights Abuse // Las condiciones en las cárceles del condado de Los Ángeles - abuso de los derechos humanos a gran escala // Bedingungen in der Los Angeles Grafschaft Gefängnisse - Große Menschenrechtsverletzungen
Celeste Fremon, Editor
We have emailed before on subjects of common interest. Your article regarding violence in the Los Angeles County jails was appreciated.  Conditions in the Los Angeles jails were further analyzed regarding the legal foundation for holding inmates by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Such analysis demonstrated further, large-scale abuse: About 50 % of entries in the Inmate Information Center were found to based on invalid judicial records, or with no Booking Number at all! 
Such findings were most notable in the case of Richard Fine. He has been held for over a year in solitary confinement. However, the Sheriff insists on providing fraudulent records as the basis for his arrest and imprisonment - claiming that Richard Fine was arrested on location and by authority of the "San Pedro Municipal Court". No such court has existed for almost a decade. Moreover, Sheriff Deputy at the Superior Court Annex, San Pedro denied that Richard Fine was ever arrested or booked there, or that there were any booking facilities there at all. 
Richard Fine is only one example, but conditions that were revealed indicate the false imprisonment of thousands of inmates in Los Angeles County, not conforming with the fundamentals of the law. Such conditions were alleged as one of the hallmarks of corruption of the Los Angeles justice system in submission to the United Nations, as part of the first ever review of Human Rights in the United States, due November 2010. 
Your help in making the public aware of conditions of the jails in Los Angeles County would be appreciated. One way to do it - advertise the petition to free Richard Fine - which is based exclusively on the fact that he has been held by the Sheriff with no legal records as foundation for the imprisonment. 
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (HRA), NGO
This letter with link to your blog is posted on Human Rights Alert, NGO, blog as well.
 April 5, 2010 Witness LA: Three Sheriff�s Deputies Charged With Inmate Assault
 Analysis of record of inmates in the Los Angeles jails.
Alleged false imprisonment of thousands of inmates in the Los Angeles County jails, revealed
in data surveys of Los Angeles County jails:
 Petition - Free Richard Fine
 Human Rights Alert Submission to the United Nations.
 April 19, 2010 Human Rights Alert submission for the 2010 UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States by the United Nations:
a) Press Release:
d) UPR Tool Kit by the Urban Justice Center:
Please Sign Petition - Free Richard Fine // Por favor, Firme la petición - Liberar a Richard Fine
Richard Fine - 70 year old, former US prosecutor, had shown that judges in Los Angeles County had taken "not permitted" payments (called by media "bribes"). On February 20, 2009, the Governor of California signed "retroactive immunities" (pardons) for all judges in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on March 4, 2009 Richard Fine was arrested in open court, with no warrant. He is held ever since in solitary confinement in Los Angeles, California. No judgment, conviction, or sentencing was ever entered in his case.
Please sign the petition: Free Richard Fine -