Guns, Drugs at New Orleans Jail Spark Calls for Reform

Video allegedly shot inside a now-closed Orleans Parish Prison exposes shocking violations.
0:58 | 04/03/13

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You've heard the saying the inmates running the asylum newly released video out of new Marlins clearly shows a broken prison. Yes that is a pistol in prison and an inmate dumping out rounds of bullets. And brazenly showing it off to the camera other inmates are shown exchanging money Everett based games then there aren't the drugs. Pills and heroin and snorting cocaine off the cover of a Bible -- The video shot by an inmate was shown in court during federal hearings over what to do with the Orleans parish prison system called one of the worst facilities in the country. Lawyers for the sheriff's department -- the scenes were filmed forty years ago. And we're just recently found in a safe last year the US Justice Department sued the Orleans parish sheriff who runs the jail over the conditions there. And it catch 22 of the city of New Orleans which -- -- paint for the jail. Says the costs to clean up the place could cause catastrophic damage to the city budget.

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