Don't know if this should be here or the video section... Whatever.
The video of prisoners drinking and getting high was one of three shown in federal court Tuesday regarding conditions at Orleans Parish Prison. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk could decide to make the city of New Orleans pay the millions of dollars it's projected to take to bring the prison up to constitutional standards. Or the judge could decide that jail conditions are so bad that control needs to be taken away from Gusman altogether. In calling for a federal receiver, Mayor Mitch Landrieu seems to be favoring Gusman's removal. The mayor has insisted that the city can't afford to pay out of the nose to fix the Police Department and out of the nose to fix the parish prison.