Welcome to the website of the Independent Monitors for the litigation LASHAWN JONES,et. al. and the United States of America v. Marlin Gusman, Sheriff (Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-00859). This website is intended to provide up-to-date information on the status of this matter.
The independent monitors are appointed by and work for and with the Federal Court. The monitoring team works closely with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO), the City of New Orleans, the plaintiff class, the U. S. Department of Justice, and citizens in assessing the OPSO’s compliance with the Consent Judgment governing conditions at the Parish’s jail.