Orleans Parish jail contractor sues sheriff’s office. New Orleans — One Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office lucrative detail, being worked by deputies on the department’s own property, is now the focus of a civil lawsuit filed by a local construction company. Woodward Construction alleges it has drastically overpaid for onsite security and wants the sheriff’s office … Read more
In 2007 there were 1.7 million children in America with a parent in prison, more than 70% of whom were children of color.
From The Sentencing Project: Research and Advocacy For Reform
“Incarcerated Parents and Their Chidren” Trends 1991-2007