Tags » Orleans Parish Prison

Defendants charged with minor offenses in New Orleans no longer have to pay bail

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans City Council has voted unanimously to eliminate bail for most people charged with minor offenses, in an effort to reduce the Orleans Parish jail population. 194 more words

News

Inmate stabbed four times during fight

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – An Orleans Parish Prison inmate was stabbed during a fight at Central Lockup yesterday.

Two unnamed inmates were fighting when one pulled “a sharp object” and stabbed the other inmate four times, according to the NOPD. 19 more words

News

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

Local

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

Local

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

News

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

Local