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Criminal Justice Committee to Hold Special Meeting to Address Issues Surrounding Orleans Parish Prison

July 6, 2015

Criminal Justice Committee
Chair and District "A" 
Councilmember Guidry 
The New Orleans City Council Criminal Justice Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to address the following issues surrounding Orleans Parish Prison:
  • The Criminal Justice Committee will go into executive session to discuss the ongoing litigation involving the Orleans Parish Prison (2:12-cv-00859-LMA-MBN Jones et al v. Gusman et al (La. E.D.); Case No. 15-6070 City of New Orleans v. Gusman (Orleans Civ. Dist. Ct.)
  • The Committee will receive presentations and testimony on the Orleans Parish Prison, including: 
    • The new 1,438 "Phase II" building under construction;
    • The appropriate size and scope of the Orleans Parish Prison;
    • The City's proposed plan to retrofit the 4th floor of "Phase II;"
    • The OPSO's proposed plan to build an additional 750 bed "Phase III" facility.
  • The Committee will then receive public comment and input regarding these issues.
Click here to view the meeting agenda.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2015  
10:00 a.m.
City Council Chamber

District "A" Councilmember Susan Guidry
Sheriff Marlin Gusman and other OPSO Representatives
Katie Schwartzmann, the attorney for plaintiffs in Jones et al v. Gusman
Sharonda Williams, the New Orleans City Attorney
Dr. James Austin, of the JFA Institute
Allen Patrick, of Patrick E Allen Architect, PC


Tyler L. Gibson

Legislative Director

Office of District "A" Councilmember Susan Guidry


Phone: (504) 658-1017

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