New Orleans inmates show off guns, drugs and beer in jail

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – S smuggled cell phone in a New Orleans jail shows gambling, drugs, drinking and guns. You know, stuff that gets people thrown in jail. Not stuff people do in jail.

The video was taken several years ago at the now-closed House of Detention in Orleans Parish. It came to light at a federal court hearing over how to pay for better prison conditions.

This isn’t the worst of it. The lawsuit claims there were also rapes, beatings, and denying care to mentally ill inmates.

Now the mayor is seeking federal aid. While the city fights over who’s paying for what, this inmate might be on to something.

“This city is all about the dollar man. It is so corrupt down here, man,” said one inmate on the video.

Yea, it’s all about dollars and no sense.