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Report: Dangers Remain Under New Orleans Jail's New Leader | U.S. News & World Report

Prison experts say the New Orleans jail remains unacceptably violent and dangerous, even with roughly half its inmates farmed out to other lockups while a new director pursues court-ordered reforms.

Their report to U.S. District Judge Lance Africk this week, their first since Sheriff Marlin Gusman agreed to cede authority over the long-troubled lockup, illustrates the challenges faced by Gary Maynard, a former Maryland corrections official who was appointed by the judge to lead the reforms.

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