Sheriff Marlin Gusman en Undocumented Immigrants In New Orleans Make Progress With Sheriff Gusman, Hope NOPD Will Follow Suit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security established a program that forwards local arrest records to a national immigration database. If an individual is suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or &quot;ICE&quot;, may ask &nbsp;local law enforcement to hold the individual until officials can investigate his or her immigration status. These requests are known as ICE holds.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:13:38 +0000 Kate Richardson 45931 at Sheriff Gusman Fires Back At Jail Critics <p>The sheriff in charge of the overcrowded and violent New Orleans jail is firing back at critics.&nbsp;Sheriff Marlin&nbsp;Gusman&nbsp;favors a federal consent decree, while Mayor Mitch Landrieu says a federal receiver should be in charge. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:37:30 +0000 Eileen Fleming 32584 at Judge Grants Preliminary Okay for New Orleans Jail Reforms <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of an agreement between the Justice Department and the city of New Orleans that's designed to clean up the city-funded jail.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:20:23 +0000 The Associated Press 27761 at New Orleans Looks For Ways To Fund Jail Reform <p>The City of New Orleans is reviewing a consent decree designed to revamp operations at the parish jail. Federal officials are looking to the city to correct conditions they found unconstitutional. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24823 at Consent Decree Outlines Jail Reforms <p>The New Orleans jail now has a plan to fix its troubled record of inmate violence and staff misconduct. The problem now is how to pay for improvements. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24814 at DOJ seeks to join lawsuit against Orleans prison <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Justice Department is asking to join a class action lawsuit that accuses Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman of overseeing a jail that routinely subjects prisoners to brutal, inhumane conditions.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:43:48 +0000 The Associated Press 20730 at Nearly half of OPP inmates are shipped out or released <p>As Tropical Storm Isaac churns up the Gulf of Mexico, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman said today that he shipped nearly half the prisoners held at Orleans Parish Prison to state facilities around Louisiana.</p><p>In a statement, Gusman said he had moved 1,037 prisoners overnight from FEMA-built jails built in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He has completely emptied two jails: the Temporary Jail and the Temporary Detention Center, more commonly known as the “Tents.”</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:53:56 +0000 Tom Gogola | The Lens 18649 at Sheriff’s Office wants to hire outside manager for paid details <p>Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman confirmed Friday that he is working to outsource the management of the lucrative off-duty private security details available to his deputies.</p><p>In a written statement, Gusman said that &ldquo;the Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is reviewing a plan that involves a third party to assist with the handling of detail assignments,&rdquo; but nothing has been decided.</p><p>Gusman said that his office is &ldquo;working to update many of our policies and reporting rules to increase the efficiency and accountability of the paid detail program.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:36:59 +0000 Tom Gogola | The Lens 13386 at Feds Find 'Alarming Conditions' at N.O. Jail <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The Justice Department says its recent inspection of the New Orleans jail found &quot;alarming conditions&quot; and uncovered persistently high rates of prisoner-on-prisoner violence and staff misconduct. Authorities have been negotiating terms of a consent decree that would require certain changes at Orleans Parish Prison.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:37:37 +0000 The Associated Press 9299 at Federal Lawsuit Alleges Brutal Conditions in Orleans Parish Prison <p>The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing officials in charge of the New Orleans jail. The group says inmates are subjected to violence and held in inhumane conditions.</p><p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 8092 at