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consent decree

  • n  an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
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  • NOPD to hold final consent decree monitor selection meeting
    The New Orleans Police Department is going to hold its final consent decree monitor selection meeting Thursday.
    June 13, 2013 - WDSU New Orleans
  • Entire New Orleans jail operation needs to be reformed: Editorial
    After approving a consent decree Friday aimed at reforming horrific conditions at Orleans Parish Prison, U.S. District Judge Lance Africk delayed a hearing this week on the Sheriff's Office finances. Instead, he told Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's...
    June 12, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • 'Horror stories' led to costly prison consent decree
    Mike Perlstein / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @mikeperlstein NEW ORLEANS -- Thursday's approval of a sweeping consent decree to reform Orleans Parish Prison was widely applauded by officials, prison activists and ordinary citizens. But U.S. District Judge Lance Africk's order to curb the prison's rampant violence, rape and suicide did not come soon enough for the long ...
    June 8, 2013 - WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

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