The Louisiana State Penitentiary inducted Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame on Friday, July 14th, along with eight other officials. The Penitentiary, which voted for Gusman unanimously, recognized Gusman and the other eight officials that work justice, civil rights and the protection of the public.
“I am humbled by the invitation for induction into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame,” said Gusman. “In my 12 years as Orleans Parish Sheriff, I have championed alternatives to incarceration and supported victims’ rights, while advocating measures to increase public safety. To be recognized along with such an impressive group of inductees is truly an honor.”
The Justice Hall of Fame was established by the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation Board of Directors in 2004 to honor and acknowledge the men and women of Louisiana who have served their community and their state in the honorable professions of law enforcement, the judiciary, criminal justice, civil service, and other related fields, including governmental service, corrections, education, communications/media, victim services, volunteerism, sponsorships and community activism.
As a member of the Justice Hall of Fame, Sheriff Gusman will have a permanent exhibit inside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum to display memorabilia representing aspects of his life and career in law enforcement. The day-long ceremony involves a tour of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, a viewing of its Museum Complex and a formal banquet honoring the inductees.
The Thirteenth Annual Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame inductees include:
• Honorable Dennis R. Bagneris, Sr.
• Honorable Leon A. Cannizzaro, Jr
• Honorable Jimmy N. Dimos
• Honorable Marlin N. Gusman
• Major General Bennett C. Landreneau
• Honorable Marc H. Morial
• Honorable Newell Normand
• Rabbi Arnold S. Task