U.S. District Judge Lance Africk recently ordered the release of a video (below) showing gambling, illegal drug use, beer drinking and the possession of a gun by inmates at the Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans, Louisiana, reports NBCNews.com.
According to WDSU.com, the videos, which are not dated, were shown in court on Tuesday during a federal hearing on spending money to fix and refurbish jails.
In a second video, an inmate is seen walking around on Bourbon Street, chatting with police and civilians.
In a third video, inmates describe the moldy shower rooms near where they ate their food.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman said that the prison was “in a state of disrepair and abhorrent lack of proper security measures."
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