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New staff, training, software coming to New Orleans jail in quest toward consent decree compliance

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2024
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More shakedowns for contraband and weapons, an incoming jail administrator with state prison chops and a major computer software overhaul are among recent changes that Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson's office trumpeted this week, after federal monitors expressed concerns in court that conditions inside the city jail have regressed. Hutson said in a statement that the sheriff's office has "created corrective action plans addressing each of the 11 areas of non-compliance to improve these deficiencies and tackle them head on," after several monitors testified Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Lance...

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