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Gusman: "Root cause" of conditions at OPP is inadequate funding
 
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman yesterday formally opposed New Orleans city government's motion to appoint a federal receiver to take over the operations of Orleans Parish Prison (OPP), arguing that it is not inadequate management but decades of inadequate city funding that led to the jail's current state, which is as follows:


"On Sunday, April 7, 2013 the Times Picayune ran a front page story asking the rhetorical
question ?Sheriff Marlin Gusman - worst jailer? Or - is he just burdened with the worst jail?? As will be clearly proven below, the answer to that question is that he is burdened with the worst jail," reads the opening paragraph of Gusman's motion in opposition to the city's request.? [ Read more ]

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