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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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