New Orleans, sheriff can't agree on cost of fixing Orleans Parisih jail | The Republic

Although negotiators agree on how to improve conditions at Orleans Parish jail, talks have broken down because the city and Sheriff Marlin Gusman cannot agree on the cost of starting improvements. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued earlier this year, saying conditions in parish jails are unsafe and unconstitutional. The Justice Department, which has investigated the facilities over the past four years, joined the lawsuit last month...

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