Press release from OPP Reform Coalition: "Mayor Plays Political Games at Our Peril"
The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition released a statement today demanding that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman put an end to their dispute and adopt the OPP consent decree.
During a fairness hearing to determine the necessity of the consent decree earlier this month, the city took the position that the consent decree is unnecessarily broad, yet at the same time called for a more extreme measure to fix the jail: federal receivership, which it later formally requested.? [ Read more ]
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