Prisoners in New Orleans city jail were ‘abandoned’

A leading US human rights group accused prison officials in New Orleans yesterday of abandoning hundreds of men in the city jail
in the run-up to Hurricane Katrina, leaving them locked up without
food, water, electricity, fresh air or functioning toilets for four
days as the floodwaters rose to their chests, necks and higher.

Sounds like one of those anti-democratic hellholes Dubya is always
squawking about, saying how they need civilization and justice. Let’s
start here instead.