New Orleans Jail Reform

In this photo combo of images, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the construction site of new jail facilities in New Orleans, on Thursday, April 4, 2013; while at right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. A political brawl has broken out between Gusman and Landrieu. The jail has come under scrutiny recently for a video showing inmates using drugs, drinking beer and one prisoner with a handgun in 2009. The jail is run by Gusman but funded by the city. Landrieu is upset over an agreement Gusman reached with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the jail, saying the city can't afford the potential fixes. The sheriff says the city has consistently underfunded the jail and suggested race may be behind the attacks. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Jonathan Bachman)
In this photo combo of images, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference outside the construction site of new jail facilities in New Orleans, on Thursday, April 4, 2013; while at right, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. A political brawl has broken out between Gusman and Landrieu. The jail has come under scrutiny recently for a video showing inmates using drugs, drinking beer and one prisoner with a handgun in 2009. The jail is run by Gusman but funded by the city. Landrieu is upset over an agreement Gusman reached with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the jail, saying the city can't afford the potential fixes. The sheriff says the city has consistently underfunded the jail and suggested race may be behind the attacks. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, Jonathan Bachman)

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