We have more than enough beds

The number of people held in the New Orleans jail continues to decrease. In just one year (July 2015 to June 2016) the jail population decreased by 18 percent, from 1,791 to 1,471

Three local facilities are currently available to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office: the newly constructed jail facility (the “Phase II” building), the Temporary Detention Center, and the McDaniels Center. With a total of 2,038 beds available and an average daily population of fewer than 1,600, the number of available jail beds exceeds our detention needs. 

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