Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Chris Miller
June 14, 2018 - 12:09 pm
Eddie Jordan, the former U.S. Attorney who successfully prosecuted Edwin Edwards but later had a tumultuous tenure as Orleans District Attorney, is being investigated for attempting to pass contraband to an inmate while in court. According to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, officials believe...
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May 28, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials said a woman going through drug and alcohol withdrawal died in her cell at the New Orleans jail. The Advocate reports the woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was booked Friday and told authorities she had used heroin and alcohol daily for several years. The...
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May 28, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Officials said a woman going through drug and alcohol withdrawal died in her cell at the New Orleans jail. The Advocate reports the woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was booked Friday and told authorities she had used heroin and alcohol daily for several years. The...
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April 18, 2018 - 9:40 am
(AP) - A judge is to rule next month on a motion to throw out a malfeasance charge against a former guard who was on duty when a 15-year-old inmate killed himself at a New Orleans jail. Former Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy Keriana Alexcee was arrested last April after an investigation into the...
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January 03, 2018 - 2:23 pm
(AP) - Deputies at the New Orleans sheriff's office are getting pay raises this year. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that under the budget approved by the city council, base pay for deputies will rise by $2,000 on Friday. They'll receive another $1,500 annual salary boost on July...
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December 15, 2017 - 2:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An inmate has died at the New Orleans jail. A sheriff's office news release says the 41-year-old man had been jailed Wednesday. The release says he was housed in the jail's medical unit and was going through detoxification for opiates. A deputy on duty found him "in distress''...
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November 07, 2017 - 9:53 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two inmates have died in the past week after experiencing medical problems at the New Orleans jail. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday that 32-year-old Narada Mealey, from the suburb of Harvey, died Thursday. He was taken to a hospital on Oct. 29 after being...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A former staffer in the New Orleans Public Defenders Office has been hired at the city jail to help identify inmates who can safely be released. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, which operates the jail, announced the hiring Monday of Virginia B. Ryan as the jail's Justice...
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July 14, 2017 - 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An autopsy shows a 40-year-old inmate who died after falling ill at the Orleans Parish jail had liver disease and heart problems. Orleans Parish coroner's office spokesman James Melancon said Friday the cause of Jason Piece's death remains under investigation. He said preliminary...
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July 13, 2017 - 4:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate has suffered a seizure and died. The sheriff's office identified the inmate as 40-year-old Jason Pierce, who was pronounced dead at a hospital about noon Wednesday. Pierce had been processed into the jail Tuesday evening and was...
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