Right Name, Wrong Face
More than 1,480 people have been wrongly incarcerated in the Los Angeles County jail over the past five years. Some have been the victims of identity theft. Others have just had the misfortune to have the same name as someone who was wanted by police. The Los Angeles Times reports some of these people were jailed for days and even weeks before officials could be convinced they had the wrong person. And at least one person was arrested twice on a warrant for someone else.