Prison and Jail Negligence

Update: New Mexico Corrections Department Retaliates for Medical Grievance System Lawsuit

Since filing the PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND TEMPORARY RESTARINING ORDER (PETITION)challenging the constitutionality of the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) grievance system on May 20, 2021, NMCD has responded as has come to be expected. NMCD has retaliated against the inmates named as Plaintiffs in the suit. Unwarranted Transfers to Other Facilities Since the…

Hepatitis C: New Mexico and National Epidemic

One of the most pernicious and fastest-growing public health problems in the United States today is Hepatitis C, a viral infection that may be carried by people for years without the carrier being aware. New Mexico has one of the highest rates of Hepatitis C infection in the United States and the problem only promises…

El Personal médico en el NMCD Enfrenta Desafíos en Reclamos por Respuesta Fallida al COVID-19

Pregunta: ¿Los proveedores médicos que trabajan en las instalaciones correccionales del Departamento Correccional de Nuevo México (NMCD) tienen posibles reclamos legales por falta de preparación y respuesta al COVID-19? Respuesta: Es posible, pero serían muy difíciles con una serie de desafíos. Resumen: El personal médico, que generalmente trabaja bajo contrato con una empresa externa, se…

Scope of COVID in New Mexico Prisons Likely Understated

According to the New Mexico Department of Health website, there are currently 495 cases of Covid-19 among state inmates.  In addition, there are 484 inmates in Federal custody who are positive for Covid-19. In one facility alone, the Otero County Prison Facility, there are 277 State inmates and 467 Federal inmates who have tested positive for…

Términos de Libertad Condicional Sujetos a Aplicación Abusiva y Potencialmente Racista

Términos de Libertad Condicional Orientados Hacia el Fracaso Cuando se habla de la injusticia del sistema de justicia penal, uno de los primeros lugares a observar es la libertad condicional. La mayoría de los términos de la libertad condicional son discrecionales por parte del oficial de libertad condicional. Esto significa que el oficial de libertad…

Premises Liability Claims Against NMCD

Question: Can inmates sue for injuries that occur on NMCD premises as a result of the negligence of NMCD and/or its contractors? Answer: Yes, Inmates the same rights as others to file a personal injury claim due to the negligent operation and maintenance of NMCD facilities New Mexico Tort Claims Act Claims and lawsuits against…

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