Mayor Landrieu Drops Stop-Work Order On Jail Construction
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has backed off a legal challenge to the design of the Orleans Parish Prison.
The 14-hundred bed jail is now under construction.
The city is satisfied — at least for now — that the new lockup can house special-needs inmates, as required by law.
The city withdrew its objections after Sheriff Marlin Gusman presented a breakdown outlining where certain groups of inmates would be held inside the $145 million facility.
It marks an abrupt reversal for city leaders.
Last month they issued a stop-work order on construction.