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admin 04-10-2012 04:30 PM

Gusman will close House of Detention
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office will begin closing one of its facilities, the city-owned House of Detention, beginning today, Sheriff Marlin Gusman announced this afternoon. Gusman, speaking at a press conference outside the construction site for the Orleans Parish Prison's (OPP) new kitchen and warehouse facility, set to open later this year, said the decision came partly as a result of criticism from the U.S. Department of Justice, including a report released just this week which found OPP to have a particularly high number of sexual assaults.? [ Read more ]

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