OPPRC Sheriff’s Forum Showcases Need for Systemic Change

November 1, 2021

More than 100 members and supporters of the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition and their partnering organizations came together Thursday night to hear from the candidates for sheriff “who cared enough to show up” – former Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson, a Democrat, and perennial candidate Quentin Brown Jr., an Independent. Flozell Daniels, president of […]

Criminal Justice Reformers To Host Sheriff Candidate Forum; Gusman Not Available

October 28, 2021

Billed as the “hugest” NOLA Sheriff Candidate Forum, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) and such partners as the ACLU, the Micah Project, the Power Coalition and Union Migrante are bringing together four candidates for Orleans Parish Sheriff tonight, Thursday October 28, in what could be the last match-up before early voting begins. Candidates […]

Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Call for “Care Not Cages” at Jazz Funeral in Opposition of Proposed Psychiatric Jail

October 10, 2021

The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC), and partners, second lined  to encourage the City Planning Commission to recommend against building the Phase III Psychiatric Jail. New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2021—The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) and other criminal justice reform organizations hosted a Jazz funeral for the hopeful death of the Phase […]

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition Correct Misinformation

September 28, 2021

Leaders of OPPRC reached out to their supporters yesterday to correct any misconceptions members might have had about the Help Not Handcuffs (HNH) campaign based on inaccurate information published in a recent article in by Antigravity Magazine. OPPRC’s Sade Dumas voiced strong concerns about the article’s “false and wildly malicious statements.” The story directly named […]

As the Sheriff’s Election Approaches, OPPRC Organizes

August 17, 2021

In anticipation of an important Orleans Parish Sheriff’s election and further meetings on the planned Phase III facility, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) is organizing in various ways. OPPRC’s website advertises itself as a “diverse, grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations from across New Orleans who have come together to shrink the size […]

Anti-Phase III Motion Passes, but New Resolution Raises Doubts

July 28, 2021

The New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee convened July 27th to discuss the motion, M-21-276, which was deferred during their July 17th general meeting. At that previous meeting, the council unanimously voted for R-21-274, which signaled that the Council would “strongly support a retrofit of the current jail, specifically the Option 3 retrofit plans […]

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