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Inmate who attempted suicide at OPP dies in hospital

NEW ORLEANS – A man who attempted suicide earlier this month while in custody at Orleans Parish Prison died over the weekend at University Medical Center. 62 more words

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Inmate who died in OPP victim of 'acute cocaine intoxication'

NEW ORLEANS – An Orleans Parish Prison inmate who died in custody in February was the victim of “acute cocaine intoxication.”

New Orleans Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse said 23-year-old Colby Crawford’s death has been classified as accidental. 93 more words


Inmate who died in OPP showed signs related to 'medication-related deaths'

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The inmate who died in custody at Orleans Parish Prison earlier this week showed symptoms often found in “medication-related deaths,” according to Orleans Coroner Dr. 141 more words


Orleans Parish inmate dies in jail cell

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the death of an inmate Wednesday night, Feb. 22.

According to a written statement from an OPSO spokesperson, the inmate was found unresponsive by his cell mate a little before 8:00 pm. 86 more words


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


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