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SHERIFF GUSMAN ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CITY COUNCIL VOTE ON SPECIAL NEEDS FACILITY

NEW ORLEANS - 07-15-2021

Following is a statement from Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman regarding today's vote by the New Orleans City Council on the proposed Special Needs Facility at OJC:

"It is disappointing to see self-proclaimed criminal justice reform groups advocate against improving conditions for detainees in crisis, as required by law.

"Some of those trying to make this a political issue—instead of human issue—weren't here when the State of Louisiana purposely chose not to include an adequate, secure mental health unit for the appropriate care of these types of inmates at University Medical Center which replaced Charity Hospital.

"Moreover, this issue has already been litigated and we are required by the federal court to build a mental health and medical facility that meets constitutional standards and best practices. In addition, this facility is FEMA funded.

"This isn't a game. This is a question of whether we, as a community, want a safe, humane place for those in crisis who pose a risk to themselves and those around them."

 

OPSO INMATES TO JOIN NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS BANQUET VIRTUALLY

NEW ORLEANS - 07-09-2021

A significant number of arrestees have substance abuse and drug addictions. Inmates who participate in Narcotics Anonymous sessions held at the Orleans Justice Center have been invited to a banquet -- virtually.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021, these inmates will join via Zoom a banquet hosted by the New Orleans Area Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which is holding its annual convention at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The convention ends Sunday, July 11.

During the hour-long Zoom, an inmate in the NA group at OJC will read a short passage that highlights the challenges associated with addiction. As part of the occasion, the NA inmates will be served a special meal of pizza and soft drinks.

Sheriff Marlin Gusman thanks the New Orleans Area Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous for including the Orleans Justice Center in NA's annual convention and Gregory W. Carroll, OPSO director of programs, with additional support from case managers and mental health professionals at OJC for organizing our participation.


   

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For the latest and most accurate information on our public bids, please access the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office on www.centralbidding.com.There is...

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If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.

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Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.

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West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.





United States Marshals Task Force

OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.



Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.

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Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...

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Programs for Inmates

Transitional Workforce Center

Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.

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Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...

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HIV Counseling and Testing

This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...

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GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.

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Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...

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Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...

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