Former inmate sues Corrections Department for negligence
A former inmate is suing the New Mexico Corrections Department and some of its employees for allegedly endangering the man’s life while transporting him and others in an unair-conditioned vehicle in 2019… Read More
Lawsuits: Preventable infections going untreated in N.M. prisons
Private health care providers at the Penitentiary of New Mexico south of Santa Fe repeatedly sent 39-year-old Martinez back to his cell with Tums, according to the lawsuit, filed this month in U.S. District Court on his behalf… Read More
Lawsuit: Department of Corrections ignored red flags It was obvious for years that something was wrong with Keith Kosirog.
The former Rio Rancho diesel mechanic and family man who had served his country honorably as a Marine seemed to unspool steadily, strangely, dangerously in the last seven years of his life… Read More
Joleen Nez: A Death in Custody
On April 16, 2020, Officer Preston Panana walked up to Joleen Nez at the corner of Texas Street and Zuni Avenue in Albuquerque. Nez was living in a nearby encampment in a neighborhood known as the War Zone, along with dozens of other unhoused Native Americans… Read More
New Mexico Corrections Department Medical Grievance System Corrupt and Unconstitutional
Lawsuit filed in death of inmate at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
Legal Threat Over Prison COVID-19 Potential
A group of more than two dozen New Mexico prison inmates, many with compromised immune systems, are considering legal claims against the state Corrections Department for its “gross negligence and deliberate indifference to the dangers of COVID-19,” according to documents obtained by SFR and New Mexico In Depth.