It’s recreation time at a Los Angeles County jail known as the Twin Towers. Nearly a dozen disheveled young men stand docilely as they munch on sandwiches out of brown paper bags.
They’re half-naked except for sleeveless, thick, blanket-like restraints wrapped around them like medieval garments. All are chained and handcuffed to shiny metal tables bolted to the floor.
“It’s lunchtime and they’re actually [in] programming right now,” says a veteran guard, LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Myron Trimble.npr