New Orleans mayor, sheriff meeting over prisoner dispute
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail.
Landrieu declined to comment after emerging from Friday's meeting. Gusman would say only that discussions will continue in an effort to reach a resolution.
The two disagree over Gusman's policy of housing state prisoners at the recently opened new jail building while sending many local pre-trial detainees to other parish jails several hours away.
The city funds the jail, which is operated by Gusman.
Landrieu and Gusman have been at odds on whether more new jail space should be built and the cost of reforms ordered by the federal court.
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