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Public defenders file for injunction against sheriff, demand immediate improvements to client access

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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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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