In a cart-before-the-horse move, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to apply for $100 million in state funding to pay for a jail construction plan that has yet to be approved, according to published reports.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has asked the supervisors to approve a plan to issue $1.4 billion of bonds to pay for replacing the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles and part of the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic.

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