Sheriff Marlin Gusman said vulnerable inmates are not being placed with violent offenders.
That's not much more than was allocated for the last three months of 2013.
Budget director proposes taking money from school fund to meet library needs.
The administration has left it up to the City Council to figure out an amount and how to pay for it.
Still to be decided: Who pays for the consent decree — city or sheriff — and how?
The city of New Orleans faces an annual tab of $18 million to $33.5 million for both consent decrees. City officials say they would have to cut spending and lay off employees to pay for them. Little, however, has been said about how the city could raise money. Here are some options.
The selection process is different than the one for the NOPD consent decree monitor.
Federal hearing continues to determine whether the city or sheriff needs to pay for prison reforms.
The city, Sheriff's Office, Southern Poverty Law Center and Department of Justice were back in federal court to hammer out how they'll implement a consent decree to reform the jail. The hearing wrapped up Tuesday afternoon.
City grills Marlin Gusman's financial experts, trying to make the point that sheriff misspends money he gets.