Come to enjoy our Summer Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail on August 2nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We will receive 20% of the proceeds to support our work of creating a safer, smaller, and more humane jail. Gather your friends together over food and beverages for a great cause.
The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, in collaboration with the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, Women with a Vision, and Families & Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children proudly presents a national convening on ending the incarceration of women and girls.
We welcome community members, those who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts.
On Tuesday, May 1st, OPPRC will participate in GiveNOLA Day, a community-wide 24-hour, online giving event. With just $10, you can be a hero in fighting for a safer, smaller, and more humane jail in Orleans Parish.
You can begin scheduling your donations now at GiveNOLA.org/OPPRC.
Come enjoy our Spring Happy Hour at TRÈO on April 27th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will receive 15% of the proceeds to support our work of making the jail safer, smaller, and more humane. All you have to do is gather your friends and enjoy drinks for a great cause.
OPPRC is excited to offer an organizing training sponsored by the Foundation for Louisiana. This is a free two-day training around community organizing. We welcome organizers and community leaders in New Orleans who are working on community organizing and/or policy advocacy to effect systemic change to join us.
Join OPPRC for a Press Conference to announce or response to the continual operation of an unlawful jail facility in New Orleans. We are taking action to ensure that the Temporary Detention Center be permanently decommissioned, in alignment with the law!
We are excited about our Evacuate OPP, Shut Down TDC Campaign Gathering. Don't worry about dinner! We will enjoy beverages and delicious pizza as we plan our next steps to permanently close the Temporary Detention Center! If you need assistance with transportation, please call Sade at 504-427-9188.
On November 29th, OPPRC delivered a letter to the City demanding that Councilmembers follow through on the promise to pass an overcrowding ordinance. This ordinance would release people who pose a low risk to public safety from jail once capacity is reached. Thus, preventing the problem of overcrowding.
Six months have passed and this ordinance still has not been introduced. In the meantime, the Temporary Detention Center was unlawfully reopened and someone died in the facility. Come learn about the unlawful operation of TDC and what you can do to oppose it!
Click here to see out demand letter!
Food and childcare will be provided. Call Sade Dumas at 504-427-9188 to reserve transportation.