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Inmates transferred to new OPSO housing facility

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office opened its new intake and processing center on Wednesday morning.

The new facility, located at 2900 Perdido Street, is connected to the new inmate housing building.

The first bus load of inmates arrived Monday morning. In the following 48 hours, more than 1,100 inmates were relocated to the new correctional complex.

Funded overwhelmingly by FEMA, the $150 million jail replaced the old Orleans Parish Prison. The new facility features 1,438 beds, a modern medical clinic, nearly 900 surveillance cameras, body-scanning security devices for inmates and employees, 24 supervised outdoor recreation areas, computer facilities and multi-purpose rooms.

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