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Oct 25, 2013 9:18 AM by AP

New Orleans council members to hear from sheriff

New Orleans City Council members working on the city's 2014 budget are preparing to hear from the city's chief jailer.
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman's office is to make a presentation during Friday afternoon budget hearings.
It's the first such presentation since the city and the sheriff reached an agreement to fund court-ordered jail reforms for the rest of the current year.
Under the agreement announced Monday, the city will put up $1.88 million this year to pay for extra security and medical personnel and to raise base pay for staff at the city's jail.
Gusman, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Council still must work out budgets for future years to fund the improvements at the jail, officially known as Orleans Parish Prison.

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