Orleans Parish Prison video shows inmates snorting drugs

New video shows inmates with drugs and a contraband cell phone, which follows a similar viral video

By Mike Perlstein

NEW ORLEANS — Orleans Parish Prison has come a long way since a now-infamous video went viral showing inmates drinking beer, snorting drugs and handling a loaded gun inside a prison cell.

The prison complex is now under the watchful eye of monitors appointed under a federal consent decree in order to bring the jail up to Constitutional standards.

But even with the added scrutiny, it appears that prison officials do not have control over some of the behavior inside the lockup.

Full story: Contraband, drugs seen on shocking new OPP video

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