Fool me once … How can the New Orleans sheriff continue to hold his job? Monitors once again entered OPP local jail and found appalling conditions. Surprise–they were appalling for the last 20 years or so. Now there’s state and federal monitoring, but it’s still a hell-hole. Shouldn’t a grown-up get involved? The sheriff is moving the mentally ill (but says New Orleans can’t afford the new hospital’s charges) and the women (read the accompanying story for gross details).
L.A. jail chief says it’s ‘devastating’ that four of his officers are guilty of hiding witnesses from the feds. Well, yes! How many failures and revelations of wrong-doing will it take to turn the L.A. jails around? Here we have a strange finger-pointing and lack of accountability. Let’s hope that the prison terms speak to the chief’s ear, and he undergoes the necessary city-wide investigations into jail corruption.