It Was True; Terribly So
One story I remember popping up and being discounting repeatedly in the early reporting from Louisiana was of a prison riot and breakout. Turns out, it was true:
"They basically threw away the key to the jail for four days," he said. McDonald said he and the other prisoners were basically abandoned by authorities in the storm's aftermath. "We had no food, no water, no power, no air-conditioning, no toilets," McDonald said. "A lot of people started breaking out and escaping and that's when attention was brought to the jail."Heads should roll for this one.