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May 14, 2010 DUSM Garrett Hawk, Eastern District of LA (504) 589-3131
Eastern District of Louisiana Hosts Local Middle School Students
as Part of Power Ties Career Day
New Orleans, LA – On May 14, 2010, students from Arthur Ashe Charter School visited the Eastern District of Louisiana’s United States Marshals Office in New Orleans. The students spent the morning with District Deputies learning what a typical day in the life of a Deputy U.S. Marshal was like. Highlights of their visit included them being shown how prisoners were processed, attending Federal Magistrate Court, being given a taser demonstration and visiting with United States Marshal Genny May who deputized the students as Junior Deputies. The students also toured the Operations and Enforcement Sections of the District along with the Federal Courthouse’s Control Center. The students’ visit concluded with them eating lunch with the deputies, where all of their questions about the United States Marshals Service were answered and they

The students were a part of a program called Power Ties in conjunction with New Orleans Outreach, the Junior League and the Young Leadership Council. Power ties is a career awareness program that links professionals from various occupations with local eighth grade students

For further information on the U.S. Marshals Service contact the U.S. Marshals Service E/LA at (504) 589-6079 Dial 1 or visit the visit the U.S. Marshals Service website www.usmarshals.gov. For more information on Power Ties visit http://www.jlno.org/?nd=2059.