New Orleans Jail Inmates Go Wild
The Mayor of New Orleans wants something done about the mismanagement of the
Orleans Parish Jail. This video was shown in a federal courtroom in the ongoing trial over whether conditions at the lockup are unconstitutional.
In it, inmates in the now-closed House of Detention drink beer, play dice for money, snort drugs and even show off a loaded handgun. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has asked the Federal Government for help to clean up the management and conditions at the jail. The story is getting national attention. Mayor Mitch Landrieu agrees that the videos are "outrageous." He would rather see the federal judge put the jails into receivership.