NEW ORLEANS -- It was supposed to be a temporary housing solution after Hurricane Katrina, and now seven years later, the tents at the Orleans Parish Prison are finally coming down
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman said that the tents are being removed because the new jail is almost complete.
The tents were used as a housing solution after Katrina.
But the Louisiana Department of Corrections is making sure they don't go to waste.
"They are going to put these tents to good use. they are just not going to throw them in a landfill," Gusman said. "They are gonna be used for emergency as well as for medical needs."
Gusman hopes that construction on the new jail will be completed by the end of May.