Tags » Orleans Parish Prison

Expert tells court graphic and violent stories from Orleans Parish Prison

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)  – The final witness for the U.S. Justice Department took the stand Monday in the legal fight over who will control the Orleans Parish Prison. 561 more words


Expert on Sheriff Gusman & OPP operations: 'They just have no clue'

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A hearing began in federal court Wednesday that will determine if Sheriff Marlin Gusman will keep control over the Orleans Parish Prison. 358 more words


Archbishop walks the "Way of the Cross" with Orleans Parish prisoners

New Orleans (WGNO)–Archbishop Gregory Aymond led a “Way of the Cross” at the Orleans Parish prison.

They stopped at the 14 different stations for prayer and reflection. 62 more words


Violent conditions still plague the newly opened Orleans Justice Center, 'The inmates have more experience than the supervision'

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman has long said that the closing of OPP and the opening of a new jail, the Orleans Justice Center, would resolve issues of crime that plagued the jailhouse for decades. 382 more words


Expert: 'Disturbing level of violence' at Orleans Parish jail

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Experts monitoring the new Orleans Justice Center took the stand Tuesday revealing shocking testimony about the level of violence in the jail calling it “disturbing.” One monitor claimed the staff is not in control of the facility, and too often prison workers have to use force. 197 more words