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New Orleans attorney addresses 'epidemic' in state's prisons

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 20, 2019

Civil rights attorneys alleging that prison inmates in Louisiana are routinely kept far past their release dates have begun to file a number lawsuits against the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.

Inmates released following lawsuit claiming illegal detention

By Chandra Lye | Jan 25, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A pair of inmates have been released after a social justice organization filed a lawsuit on their behalf claiming they were being illegally detained in East Carroll Parish.

Transgender inmate's rape case against Orleans Justice Center set for trial

By Joe Dyton | Jan 13, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a court date of June 2017 for a lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped while locked in the same cell with a male prisoner last September.

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