Video 2: Drugs, drinking, gambling by inmates at Orleans jail shown Tuesday at U.S. District Court

Orleans Parish Prison inmates joke around with a loaded gun in their cell shown on this video released by U.S. District Court during a hearing in a lawsuit regarding jail conditions. Thursday night an Orleans Parish grand jury indicted 14 men for their alleged illegal activities inside the now-closed House of Detention. Video provided by U.S. District Court/A.P. Show caption
Orleans Parish Prison inmates joke around with a loaded gun in their cell shown on this video released by U.S. District Court during a hearing in a lawsuit regarding jail conditions. Thursday night an Orleans Parish grand jury indicted 14 men for their alleged illegal activities inside the now-closed House of Detention. Video provided by U.S. District Court/A.P.

Videos showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently using drugs, drinking beer, gambling with cash and possessing at least one large handgun were shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court, accompanied by another video purportedly showing one of the inmates walking Bourbon Street.

The recordings, believed to be shot by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on a proposed agreement between the Justice Department and Sheriff Marlin Gusman to improve conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison. It was unclear when they were recorded.

Images and sound in the three videos depict illegal drug use, guns, profanity and may be offensive to some viewers.

Videos showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently using drugs, drinking beer, gambling with cash and possessing at least one large handgun were shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court, accompanied by another video purportedly showing one of the inmates walking Bourbon Street.

The recordings, believed to be shot by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on a proposed agreement between the Justice Department and Sheriff Marlin Gusman to improve conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison. It was unclear when they were recorded.

Images and sound in the three videos depict illegal drug use, guns, profanity and may be offensive to some viewers.