Times-Picayune’s jail death series featured on TV

I went on the local PBS affiliate’s “Informed Sources” program on Oct. 17 to speak about the multi-part series “Dying at Orleans Parish Prison” that my colleague Richard Webster and I published. You can catch my segments on the video below, at 9 minutes and 20:38.

Among the investigation’s findings: the jail has repeatedly mishandled death notifications; the sheriff’s office is in charge of policing itself and no outside agency investigates or reviews its death probes; and Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office has a practice of releasing dying inmates from custody, causing their deaths to go uncounted and, in some cases, fail to get a proper investigation.