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Orleans Parish officials try to resolve inmate transfer plan

6 years 8 months 3 days ago Thursday, October 22 2015 Oct 22, 2015 October 22, 2015 8:52 AM October 22, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish officials are trying to find a safe and effective way to transport inmates to court.
Local media outlets are reporting that officials will discuss during a federal court hearing on Thursday how best to transport inmates from the new Orleans Parish Prison to Orleans Criminal Court.
For decades, inmates would be moved from the old Orleans Parish Prison to court through a secure area called the docks.
Orleans Parish sheriff's attorney James Williams says the city has offered to allow New Orleans police officers to help secure the docks until a permanent passageway can be built.
Crime watchdog Rafael Goyeneche with the Metropolitan Crime Commission says Mayor Mitch Landrieu's proposal will cause manpower problems.
The mayor's office says Landrieu is eager to reach an agreement with the sheriff for a long-term solution.

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