Inmates’ Deaths Question Orleans Parish Prison Conditions

Inmates are perishing, and once again, questions are raised as to the care being given in Orleans Parish Prison. The two poor souls who have moved on to the hereafter are Tracy Barquet and Michael Hitzman. Both men were in OPP when they perished. As I’ve stated in many posts, drugs are a big problem with folks who get locked up.  Both men were involved in the NOLA drug world when they were locked up.

I’ve also written up the sobering effect jail has on local druggies, which many inmates’ families find a very good thing. But two suicides while in Guzman’s watch? That bears looking into.  Two suicides- one a white inmate, the other black.

~ by neworleansmusicman on January 24, 2011.

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