New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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1823 Overcrowded Jails

Overcrowding of jails in New Orleans is not a new problem. The La Gazette newspaper on May 29, 1823, reported: “The present jail is calculated for 40 persons and not withstanding it always contains 150 and sometimes as many as 200.”

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