southern poverty law center http://wwno.org en Screening Tonight: Herman's House http://wwno.org/post/screening-tonight-hermans-house <p><font size="2">The <a href="http://www.laaclu.org/" target="_blank">ACLU of Louisiana</a> and the <a href="http://www.splcenter.org/" target="_blank">Southern Poverty Law Center</a>&nbsp;are co-sponsoring a screening of <i>Herman's House.</i></font></p><p><font size="2"><i>Herman's House</i> tells the story of an unlikely friendship between New York artist Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace, a convicted murderer who has spent the last 40 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary. Their journey reveals the transformative power of art.</font></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:42:05 +0000 Diane Mack 38307 at http://wwno.org Vermilion Parish sheriff sued over detention of immigrants http://wwno.org/post/vermilion-parish-sheriff-sued-over-detention-immigrants <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">To see if detained immigrants are being locked up unlawfully for long periods of time, a civil rights group is seeking to get the Vermilion Parish sheriff to turn over documents on immigrants who've been jailed since 2009.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:50:01 +0000 The Associated Press 20378 at http://wwno.org Gusman closes House of Detention http://wwno.org/post/gusman-closes-house-detention <p><span style="color: rgb(72, 72, 72); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; ">Surrounded by deputies, Orleans Parish </span>Sherriff<span style="color: rgb(72, 72, 72); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; "> Marlin </span>Gusman<span style="color: rgb(72, 72, 72); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; "> announced today that he is closing the Orleans Parish Prison House of Detention facility on </span>Perdido<span style="color: rgb(72, 72, 72); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; "> Street.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:01:06 +0000 Tom Gogola | The Lens 8629 at http://wwno.org Federal Lawsuit Alleges Brutal Conditions in Orleans Parish Prison http://wwno.org/post/federal-lawsuit-alleges-brutal-conditions-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 http://wwno.org