Sheriff Candidate Susan Hutson Racks Up Dozens More Endorsements

November 9, 2021

Former Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson was endorsed today by more than 25 criminal justice reform advocates in her race to replace long-time Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman. The group includes community advocates, grassroots organizers, legal experts and other key leaders with a wealth of knowledge in criminal justice reform. Norris Henderson and Sade Dumas, […]

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 […]

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 […]

OPPRC Unveils Mural in Effort to Bring Attention to Problematic Cash Bail System in New Orleans

April 7, 2021

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) is working to end cash bail and make jails in New Orleans more humane. Established in 2004, OPPRC is a grassroots group of individuals who work to improve the conditions of those held in Orleans Parish detention. The group works to reduce incarceration and create more humane jail conditions. […]

Executive Director of OPPRC Discusses Organization’s Efforts to Help Reform NOPD

June 12, 2020

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a movement to undo an occupation.” -Ruth Wilson Gilmore Since 2004, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) — which includes Women With A Vision, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Voice of the Experienced, and New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial […]

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