Public defenders file for injunction against sheriff, demand immediate improvements to client access
The Orleans Public Defenders (OPD) office today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) demanding "immediate constitutionally compliant access to clients" detained in the parish jail system.
Since filing a lawsuit last fall claiming a lack of privacy, restrictive visiting hours and lack of facilities that would allow attorneys and clients to view court documents together in OPSO controlled facilities, " not only have visitation conditions not improved, attorneys say they have actually worsened" says an OPD press release.? [ Read more ]
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