Report on New Orleans jail: Improving but still violent

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Orleans Parish jail – WDSU

A federal court report says there are “positive trends” in efforts to improve the jail in New Orleans, but violence still plagues the long-troubled facility.

The report is the latest filed by court-approved monitors of a 2013 agreement that settled a lawsuit filed by inmates and their advocates over jail conditions.

The report says challenges remain in a number of areas, including health and sanitation, prevention of contraband and curbing of violence among inmates.

It says the jail’s inability to fill needed staff positions poses a problem in complying with the 2013 agreement. 

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