Best of New Orleans, "Last group of inmates leaves House of Detention"

May 4 2012

Charles Maldonado reports on the closure of New Orleans Parish's House of Detention and the opening of the Parish's new pretrial services facility, which is being run in conjunction with the Vera Institute of Justice. Vera's Jon Wool is pictured in the article, providing a tour of the facility.

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Three weeks after Sheriff Marlin Gusman's announcement that the Orleans Parish Prison's (OPP) House of Detention would close, the last group of inmates was removed from the building today.

"The House of Detention is now a closed chapter in the history of the sheriff's office and the city of New Orleans," Gusman said at a press conference, minutes before the few remaining HOD residents boarded a bus taking them to other Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office facilities