Sybil Brand Institute

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The Sybil Brand Institute was a county jail in Los Angeles County, California, for female inmates.

The jail was completed in 1963 and at one time had over 2,000 inmates.[1] It was closed in 1997 because of its poor physical condition.[1]

Since 1997, the jail has been used in movies and television shows such as Reno 911!: Miami, CSI, and Desperate Housewives.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Pfeifer, Stuart (October 16, 2007). "Crowding problems grow as jail sits vacant". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 11, 2012.