39th New Orleans Jail Inmate Dies In 7 Years; “The Jail Is In Crisis”

A New Orleans inmate awaiting trial on accusations that he bludgeoned an elderly woman to death at a group home last summer was found dead yesterday morning in his jail cell, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ricky Russell, 26, is the 39th person to die at the embattled Orleans Parish Prison since 2006. Dr. Samuel
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