Fight over funding for reform of New Orleans jail set to resume in federal court next week

  • by: KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 7:55 PM

NEW ORLEANS — The legal tussle over the costs of reforming the notoriously dangerous New Orleans jail is about to resume in a federal courtroom, where lawyers are expected to press the case that the sheriff doesn't need more money from the city to implement court-ordered improvements aimed at ending violence, poor security and inadequate health care.

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