Elizabeth Cumming

  • Hosted by Capital Appeals Project / Promise of Justice Initiative
  • Sponsored by Friends and Family of Philip M. Stern
  • Service location New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Law school Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Issue area Health Care, Prisoners' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) suffers from chronic overcrowding giving rise to conditions that breed rampant infectious diseases. In OPP, even the healthy are at risk for contracting incapacitating and deadly diseases. Elizabeth advocated for the medical needs of clients. In raising awareness of the dangerous conditions at OPP, the project will also lay another plank in the efforts to reduce the size of OPP.

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