“That video yesterday indicates that something is horribly out of control in the management of the prison,” Mayor Landrieu said.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not mince words while reacting to video recorded inside the now closed House of Detention, in Orleans Parish.
The video was shown in federal court Tuesday during a consent decree hearing to reform the prison system.
It shows substandard conditions and security breaches; including drug use, even a loaded handgun.
The video was recorded years ago, but this week’s hearings on whether to reforming the prison begs the question how are conditions behind bars now.
We asked mayor Landrieu.
“I don’t have access to the prisons,” Landrieu replied. “The Sheriff is the keeper of the jail.” “I can’t go in the…
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