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ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE RELEASES STATEMENT ABOUT ATTORNEY-CLIENT VISITATION

NEW ORLEANS - 03-19-2021

Following is a statement from the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office regarding attorney-client visitation at the Orleans Justice Center:

"The Orleans Parish Criminal District Court is closed the week of March 22-26, 2021 for repairs. However, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office will facilitate meetings between attorneys and their clients in jail.

Specifically, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is working with the Orleans Public Defenders Office to utilize the Zoom court conferencing system that is used by the judges for client meetings during the week of March 22, 2021.

"The OPSO also welcomes any private defense attorneys who wish to conduct remote visits during that week to contact OPSO at 504-202-9305 to be placed on the schedule. Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman hopes that these visits, which allow attorneys to remain at their homes or offices, will speed the resolution or make progress in the backlog of cases in the Criminal District Court because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"While the on-site attorney video visitation system is still available, as well as face-to-face visitation through plexiglass dividers, we are providing an additional accommodation for attorneys to meet with their clients.

"Sheriff Gusman said: 'We hope to install a system in the near future which will allow remote attorney and family video visits to increase access, while reducing wait times for onsite visits. In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to work with attorneys to safely meet with their clients during the pandemic.'"


 

OPSO BEGINS VACCINATION OF INMATES

NEW ORLEANS - 03-16-2021

On Friday, March 12, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office vaccinated 33 inmates who qualified for a COVID-19 vaccine under the state's previous vaccination guidelines. Under those guidelines, OPSO's health care workers vaccinated inmates age 65 and older with co-morbidities.

The Sheriff's Office is aggressively pursuing the COVID-19 vaccine so that all inmates will be afforded an opportunity to receive it. The Sheriff's Office will receive 100 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine today. Under expanded guidelines announced last week, the Sheriff's Office can now offer the vaccine to inmates age 55 and older. An additional 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected to be delivered next week.

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman said, "The vaccinations, monthly COVID testing, quarantining of staff and inmates as needed, and following all COVID-19 protocols, has helped us control the spread of the coronavirus in our facilities."

The Sheriff's Office is continuing to conduct mass testing of staff and inmates. As of Monday, March 15, seven inmates are known positive for COVID-19. There are two known positive cases among OPSO employees and contractors following the results of the last mass testing, the eleventh since the pandemic began.

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Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Issues Statement About Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum

NEW ORLEANS - 02-26-2021

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of the deputy constable killed tonight in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the 2nd City Court Constable at this difficult time.

 

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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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