Statement claims OPP inmate requested medical help, was left unsupervised on night before death
Ricky Russell, a 26-year-old mentally ill inmate found dead in his cell at Orleans Parish Prison last week, had requested medical help the night before and was left in his cell without supervision overnight, claims another inmate in a court filing today.
According to the statement, submitted as part of the ongoing OPP consent decree litigation in U.S. District Court, Jaime Hernandez, who was housed on the same tier in OPP's Conchetta facility, says Russell asked a nurse for help on Feb. 6, the day before deputies reported finding him dead.? [ Read more ]
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