Resignation adds to woes at New Orleans jail
NEW ORLEANS - An official hired to help with reforms at the violence-plagued New Orleans jail has resigned - the latest complication in court-ordered reform efforts.
Carmen DeSadier's resignation was announced late Friday. She's the second chief of corrections for the jail to resign in the past year.
Her departure comes as Sheriff Marlin Gusman's office struggles to implement reforms ordered by a federal court as a result of lawsuits by inmate advocates and the Justice Department. Gusman has blamed many of the problems on a lack of funding from the city. Gusman says he's having difficulty hiring and retaining prison personnel because of low salaries.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, meanwhile, has been highly critical of Gusman's management of the jail.
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